Christopher A Shuman

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Christopher A Shuman

  • RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.5706 | 301.614.5644
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 615
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY
  • Brief Bio

    See http://neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov/csb/personnel/index.php?id=530

    Positions/Employment

    2007 - Present

    Associate Research Scientist

    Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (was Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center), University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Planetary Geodynamics Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    2001 - 2007

    Physical Scientist

    Cryospheric Sciences Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    2001 - 2005

    Deputy Project Scientist for the ICESat Mission

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    2001 - 2007

    Adjunct Research Faculty, ESSIC

    University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    1999 - 2001

    Assistant Research Scientist

    Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, Dr. Antonio J. Busalacchi, Director, College Park, MD
    1996 - 1999

    Visiting Research Fellow, Universities Space Research Assoc.

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Oceans and Ice Branch, with Dr. Robert A. Bindschadler, Greenbelt, MD
    1994 - 1996

    National Research Council, Resident Research Associate

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Oceans and Ice Branch working with Dr. Robert A. Bindschadler, Greenbelt, MD
    1992 - 1994

    Research Associate

    Earth System Science Center and Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University working with Dr. Richard B. Alley, University Park, PA

    Education

    Ph.D. Geosciences 1992, The Pennsylvania State University, Advisor: Dr. R.R. Parizek.
    M.S. Geology 1987, The Pennsylvania State University, Advisor:Dr. R.R. Parizek.
    B.S. Geology 1982, Moravian College, Advisor: Dr. J.J. Gerencher, Jr.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Rennermalm, A., S. Moustafa, J. Mioduszewski, et al. V. Chu, R. Forster, B. Hagedorn, J. Harper, T. Mote, D. Robinson, C. Shuman, M. Smith, M. Smith, and M. Smith. 2013. "Understanding Greenland ice sheet hydrology using an integrated multi-scale approach." Environmental Research Letters 8 (1): 015017 [ 10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/015017]

    Hall, D., J. Comiso, N. DiGirolamo, et al. C. Shuman, J. Key, and L. Koenig. 2012. "A Satellite-Derived Climate-Quality Data Record of the Clear-Sky Surface Temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet." J Climate 25 4785–4798 [ 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00365.1]

    Nghiem, S., D. Hall, T. Mote, et al. M. Tedesco, M. Albert, K. Keegan, C. Shuman, N. DiGirolamo, and G. Neumann. 2012. "The extreme melt across the Greenland ice sheet in 2012." Geophys Res Lett 39 (L20502): [ 10.1029/2012GL053611]

    Scambos, T., E. Berthier, and C. A. Shuman. 2011. "The triggering of sub-glacial lake drainage during the rapid glacier drawdown: Crane Glacier Antarctic Peninsula." Annals of Glaciology 52 (59): 74-82

    Shuman, C. A., E. Berthier, and T. Scambos. 2011. "2001-2009 elevation and mass losses in the Larsen A and B embayments Antarctic Peninsula." Journal of Glaciology 57 (204): 737-754

    Shuman, C. A., E. Berthier, and T. SCambos. 2011. "2001-2009 elevation and mass losses in the Larsen A and B embayments, Antarctic Peninsula." Journal of Glaciology 57 (204): 737-754

    Severinghaus, J. P., M. R. Albert, Z. R. Courville, et al. M. A. Fahnestock, K. Kawamura, S. A. Montzka, J. Muhle1, T. A. Scambos, E. Shields, C. A. Shuman, M. Suwa, P. Tans, and R. F. Weiss. 2010. "Deep air convection in the firn at a zero-accumulation site, central Antarctica." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 293 -359-367 [10.1016/j.epsl.2010.03.003]

    Dabney, P. W., D. J. Harding, J. B. Abshire, et al. T. E. Huss, G. F. Jodor, R. L. Machan, J. Marzouk, K. Rush, A. Seas, C. A. Shuman, X. Sun, S. Valett, A. Vasilyev, A. Yu, and Y. Zheng. 2010. "The Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting Lidar: Development and performance results." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) IEEE International ( 25-30 July 2010): 653-656 [10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5650862]

    Hanna, E., P. Huybrechts, K. Steffen, et al. J. Cappelen, R. Huff, C. Shuman, S. Irvine-Fynn, S. Irvine-Fynn, and S. Irvine-Fynn. 2008. "Increased runoff from melt from the Greenland Ice Sheet: a response to global warming?" Journal of Climate 21 (2): 331-341 [ 10.1175/2007JCLI1964]

    Hall, D. K., J. E. Box, K. A. Casey, et al. S. J. Hook, C. A. Shuman, and K. Steffen. 2008. "Comparison of satellite-derived ice and snow surface temperatures over Greenland from MODIS, ASTER, ETM+ and in-situ observations." Remote Sensing of Environment 112 (10): 3739-3749 [10.1016/j.rse.2008.05.007]

    Bell, R., M. Studinger, C. A. Shuman, and I. Fahnestock. 2007. "Large subglacial lakes in East Antarctica at the onset of fast-flowing ice streams." Nature 445 904-907 [ 10.1038/nature05554]

    Courville, Z., M. Albert, M. Fahnestock, L. M. Cathles, and C. A. Shuman. 2007. "Impacts of an accumulation hiatus on the physical properties of firn at a low-accumulation polar site." J Geophys Res 112 (F02030): 11 pp [10.1029/2005JF000429 ]

    Shuman, C. A., H. J. Zwally, B. E. Schutz, et al. A. C. Brenner, J. P. Dimarzio, V. P. Suchdeo, and H. Fricker. 2006. "ICESat Antarctic elevation data: Preliminary precision and accuracy assessment." Geophys Res Lett 33 (L07501): 4 pp [10.1029/2005GL025227]

    Bell, R. E., M. Studinger, M. A. Fahnestock, and C. A. Shuman. 2006. "Tectonically controlled subglacial lakes on the flanks of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains, East Antarctica." Geophys Res Lett 33 (L02504): 4 pp [10.1029/2005GL025207]

    Mann, J., S. R. Long, and C. A. Shuman. 2005. "This is not mine and will be removed when I find out how to remove it." Not My Publication x (y): 0-0

    Albert, M., C. A. Shuman, Z. Courville, et al. R. Bauer, M. Fahnestock, and T. Scambos. 2005. "Extreme firn metamorphism: Impact of decades of vapor transport on near surface firn at a low-accumulation glazed site on the E Antarctic Plateau." Annals of Glaciology 39 73-78

    Steig, E., P. Mayewski, D. Dixon, et al. S. Kaspari, M. Frey, D. Schneider, S. Arcone, G. Hamilton, V. Spikes, M. Albert, D. Meese, A. Gow, C. A. Shuman, J. White, S. Sneed, J. Flaherty, and M. Wumkes. 2005. "High-resolution ice cores from US ITASE (West Antarctica): development and validation of chronologies and determination of precision and accuracy." Annals of Glaciology 41 (1): 77-84 [10.3189/172756405781813311]

    Bindschadler, R. A., H. Choi, C. A. Shuman, and T. Markus. 2005. "Detecting and measuring new snow accumulation on ice sheets by satellite remote sensing." Rem Sens Env 98 388-402 [10.1016/j.rse.2005.07.014]

    Schutz, B. E., H. J. Zwally, C. A. Shuman, D. W. Hancock, and J. DiMarzio. 2005. "Overview of the ICESat Mission." Geophys Res Lett 32 (L21S01): 4 pp

    Scambos, T. A., J. A. Bohlander, C. A. Shuman, and P. Skvarca. 2004. "Glacier acceleration and thinning after ice shelf collapse in the Larsen B embayment, Antarctica." Geophys Res Lett 31 40182

    Das, S., R. Alley, D. Reusch, and C. A. Shuman. 2002. "Temperature variability at Siple Dome West Antarctica derived from SSM/I and SSMR brightness temperatures ECMWF reanalyses and AWS records." Annals of Glaciology 34 106-112

    Fahnestock, M., W. Abdalati, and C. A. Shuman. 2002. "Long melt seasons on ice shelves of the Antarctic Peninsula: an analysis using satellite-based microwave emission measurements." Annals of Glaciology 34 127-133

    Shuman, C. A., and J. C. Comiso. 2002. "In situ and satellite surface temperature records in Antarctica." Ann Glaciol 34 113-120

    Shuman, C. A., D. Bromwich, J. Kipfstuhl, and M. Schwager. 2001. "Multi-year accumulation and temperature history near the NGRIP site north-central Greenland." Journal of Geophysical Research 106 (D24): 33,853-33,866 [10.1029/2001JD900197 ]

    Winebrenner, D., R. Arthern, and C. A. Shuman. 2001. "Mapping Greenland accumulation rates using observations of thermal emission at 45-cm wavelength." Journal of Geophysical Research 206 (D24): 33,919-33,934 [10.1029/2001JD900235 ]

    Shuman, C. A., and C. Stearns. 2001. "Decadal-length composite inland West Antarctic temperature records." Journal of Climate 14 (9): 1977-1988 [10.1175/1520-0442(2001)014<1977:DLCIWA>2.0.CO;2]

    Shuman, C. A., K. Steffen, J. Box, and C. Stearns. 2001. "A dozen years of temperature observations at the Summit: Central Greenland automatic weather stations 1987-1999." Journal of Applied Meteorology 40 (4): 741-752

    Fahnestock, M., T. Scambos, C. A. Shuman, R. Arthern, and D. Winebrenner. 2000. "Snow megadune fields on the East Antarctic plateau: Extreme atmosphere-ice interaction." Geophysical Research Letters 27 (22): 3719-3722 [10.1029/1999GL011248 ]

    Awards

    Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting Lidar (SIMPL) Development Team Award, 2009, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Group Award, Peer Award, Special Act Awards, 2002, 2004, 2005 for ICESat Mission, Education and Outreach, and Field Work, Science Data Processing, and Mission Development, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Professional Service

    Center Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) Phase II Advisory Board Member, 2011 to present, NSF Science and Technology Center (https://www.cresis.ku.edu/about).

    AGU Cryosphere Focus Group, Executive Committee Member, 2004-Present.

    American Geophysical Union Special Session Co-Convener and Co-Chair, ICESat Mission, Fall AGU Meeting, 2003-2005.

    American Geophysical Union Special Session Co-Convenor and Co-Chair, Ice Cores: Paleoclimates and Glaciology, Spring AGU Meeting, 1996-2004.

    Polar DAAC Advisory Group (PoDAG) Member, 1995-2010, NASA Advisory Panel.

    American Meteorological Society, Polar Meteorology Committee member, 2001-2003

    International Glaciological Society, Local Committee Member, International Symposium on Remote Sensing in Glaciology, University of Maryland, College Park, June 4-8, 2002.

    Member, 1999-2001, NSF’s Ice Core Working Group, in support of the National Ice Core Laboratory, West Denver, CO.
     

    Special Experience

    Field work: Greenland - 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, and 2006 ‘summer’ seasons (varying durations and accommodations).

     

    Field work: Antarctica - 1996, 1997, 2000 (2x), and 2002 (2x) ‘summer’ seasons (varying durations and accommodations), plus Operation Ice Bridge flights 2009 on NASA's long range DC-8 aircraft from Punta Arenas, Chile to locations over West Antarctica and the Peninsula.

     

    Brief Bio

    See http://neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov/csb/personnel/index.php?id=530

    Refereed

    Rennermalm, A., S. Moustafa, J. Mioduszewski, et al. V. Chu, R. Forster, B. Hagedorn, J. Harper, T. Mote, D. Robinson, C. Shuman, M. Smith, M. Smith, and M. Smith. 2013. "Understanding Greenland ice sheet hydrology using an integrated multi-scale approach." Environmental Research Letters 8 (1): 015017 [ 10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/015017]

    Hall, D., J. Comiso, N. DiGirolamo, et al. C. Shuman, J. Key, and L. Koenig. 2012. "A Satellite-Derived Climate-Quality Data Record of the Clear-Sky Surface Temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet." J Climate 25 4785–4798 [ 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00365.1]

    Nghiem, S., D. Hall, T. Mote, et al. M. Tedesco, M. Albert, K. Keegan, C. Shuman, N. DiGirolamo, and G. Neumann. 2012. "The extreme melt across the Greenland ice sheet in 2012." Geophys Res Lett 39 (L20502): [ 10.1029/2012GL053611]

    Scambos, T., E. Berthier, and C. A. Shuman. 2011. "The triggering of sub-glacial lake drainage during the rapid glacier drawdown: Crane Glacier Antarctic Peninsula." Annals of Glaciology 52 (59): 74-82

    Shuman, C. A., E. Berthier, and T. Scambos. 2011. "2001-2009 elevation and mass losses in the Larsen A and B embayments Antarctic Peninsula." Journal of Glaciology 57 (204): 737-754

    Shuman, C. A., E. Berthier, and T. SCambos. 2011. "2001-2009 elevation and mass losses in the Larsen A and B embayments, Antarctic Peninsula." Journal of Glaciology 57 (204): 737-754

    Severinghaus, J. P., M. R. Albert, Z. R. Courville, et al. M. A. Fahnestock, K. Kawamura, S. A. Montzka, J. Muhle1, T. A. Scambos, E. Shields, C. A. Shuman, M. Suwa, P. Tans, and R. F. Weiss. 2010. "Deep air convection in the firn at a zero-accumulation site, central Antarctica." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 293 -359-367 [10.1016/j.epsl.2010.03.003]

    Dabney, P. W., D. J. Harding, J. B. Abshire, et al. T. E. Huss, G. F. Jodor, R. L. Machan, J. Marzouk, K. Rush, A. Seas, C. A. Shuman, X. Sun, S. Valett, A. Vasilyev, A. Yu, and Y. Zheng. 2010. "The Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting Lidar: Development and performance results." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) IEEE International ( 25-30 July 2010): 653-656 [10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5650862]

    Hanna, E., P. Huybrechts, K. Steffen, et al. J. Cappelen, R. Huff, C. Shuman, S. Irvine-Fynn, S. Irvine-Fynn, and S. Irvine-Fynn. 2008. "Increased runoff from melt from the Greenland Ice Sheet: a response to global warming?" Journal of Climate 21 (2): 331-341 [ 10.1175/2007JCLI1964]

    Hall, D. K., J. E. Box, K. A. Casey, et al. S. J. Hook, C. A. Shuman, and K. Steffen. 2008. "Comparison of satellite-derived ice and snow surface temperatures over Greenland from MODIS, ASTER, ETM+ and in-situ observations." Remote Sensing of Environment 112 (10): 3739-3749 [10.1016/j.rse.2008.05.007]

    Bell, R., M. Studinger, C. A. Shuman, and I. Fahnestock. 2007. "Large subglacial lakes in East Antarctica at the onset of fast-flowing ice streams." Nature 445 904-907 [ 10.1038/nature05554]

    Courville, Z., M. Albert, M. Fahnestock, L. M. Cathles, and C. A. Shuman. 2007. "Impacts of an accumulation hiatus on the physical properties of firn at a low-accumulation polar site." J Geophys Res 112 (F02030): 11 pp [10.1029/2005JF000429 ]

    Shuman, C. A., H. J. Zwally, B. E. Schutz, et al. A. C. Brenner, J. P. Dimarzio, V. P. Suchdeo, and H. Fricker. 2006. "ICESat Antarctic elevation data: Preliminary precision and accuracy assessment." Geophys Res Lett 33 (L07501): 4 pp [10.1029/2005GL025227]

    Bell, R. E., M. Studinger, M. A. Fahnestock, and C. A. Shuman. 2006. "Tectonically controlled subglacial lakes on the flanks of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains, East Antarctica." Geophys Res Lett 33 (L02504): 4 pp [10.1029/2005GL025207]

    Mann, J., S. R. Long, and C. A. Shuman. 2005. "This is not mine and will be removed when I find out how to remove it." Not My Publication x (y): 0-0

    Albert, M., C. A. Shuman, Z. Courville, et al. R. Bauer, M. Fahnestock, and T. Scambos. 2005. "Extreme firn metamorphism: Impact of decades of vapor transport on near surface firn at a low-accumulation glazed site on the E Antarctic Plateau." Annals of Glaciology 39 73-78

    Steig, E., P. Mayewski, D. Dixon, et al. S. Kaspari, M. Frey, D. Schneider, S. Arcone, G. Hamilton, V. Spikes, M. Albert, D. Meese, A. Gow, C. A. Shuman, J. White, S. Sneed, J. Flaherty, and M. Wumkes. 2005. "High-resolution ice cores from US ITASE (West Antarctica): development and validation of chronologies and determination of precision and accuracy." Annals of Glaciology 41 (1): 77-84 [10.3189/172756405781813311]

    Bindschadler, R. A., H. Choi, C. A. Shuman, and T. Markus. 2005. "Detecting and measuring new snow accumulation on ice sheets by satellite remote sensing." Rem Sens Env 98 388-402 [10.1016/j.rse.2005.07.014]

    Schutz, B. E., H. J. Zwally, C. A. Shuman, D. W. Hancock, and J. DiMarzio. 2005. "Overview of the ICESat Mission." Geophys Res Lett 32 (L21S01): 4 pp

    Scambos, T. A., J. A. Bohlander, C. A. Shuman, and P. Skvarca. 2004. "Glacier acceleration and thinning after ice shelf collapse in the Larsen B embayment, Antarctica." Geophys Res Lett 31 40182

    Das, S., R. Alley, D. Reusch, and C. A. Shuman. 2002. "Temperature variability at Siple Dome West Antarctica derived from SSM/I and SSMR brightness temperatures ECMWF reanalyses and AWS records." Annals of Glaciology 34 106-112

    Fahnestock, M., W. Abdalati, and C. A. Shuman. 2002. "Long melt seasons on ice shelves of the Antarctic Peninsula: an analysis using satellite-based microwave emission measurements." Annals of Glaciology 34 127-133

    Shuman, C. A., and J. C. Comiso. 2002. "In situ and satellite surface temperature records in Antarctica." Ann Glaciol 34 113-120

    Shuman, C. A., D. Bromwich, J. Kipfstuhl, and M. Schwager. 2001. "Multi-year accumulation and temperature history near the NGRIP site north-central Greenland." Journal of Geophysical Research 106 (D24): 33,853-33,866 [10.1029/2001JD900197 ]

    Winebrenner, D., R. Arthern, and C. A. Shuman. 2001. "Mapping Greenland accumulation rates using observations of thermal emission at 45-cm wavelength." Journal of Geophysical Research 206 (D24): 33,919-33,934 [10.1029/2001JD900235 ]

    Shuman, C. A., and C. Stearns. 2001. "Decadal-length composite inland West Antarctic temperature records." Journal of Climate 14 (9): 1977-1988 [10.1175/1520-0442(2001)014<1977:DLCIWA>2.0.CO;2]

    Shuman, C. A., K. Steffen, J. Box, and C. Stearns. 2001. "A dozen years of temperature observations at the Summit: Central Greenland automatic weather stations 1987-1999." Journal of Applied Meteorology 40 (4): 741-752

    Fahnestock, M., T. Scambos, C. A. Shuman, R. Arthern, and D. Winebrenner. 2000. "Snow megadune fields on the East Antarctic plateau: Extreme atmosphere-ice interaction." Geophysical Research Letters 27 (22): 3719-3722 [10.1029/1999GL011248 ]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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