Denis Felikson

Denis Felikson

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  • 301.614.6835
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 615
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Education

    Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (2018)

    M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (2013)

    B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park (2007)

    Positions/Employment

    8/2018 - Present

    NASA Postdoctoral Fellow

    Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory (Code 615), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    9/2011 - 8/2018

    Graduate Research Assistant

    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
    7/2008 - 8/2011

    Flight Dynamics Analyst

    a.i. solutions, Inc., Lanham, MD
    6/2007 - 6/2008

    Systems Engineer

    Integral Systems, Inc., Lanham, MD

    Publications

    Refereed

    Slater, D., F. Straneo, D. Felikson, et al. C. Little, H. Goelzer, X. Fettweis, and J. Holte. 2019. "Past and future response of Greenland's tidewater glaciers to submarine melting." The Cryosphere Discussions, (Accepted) [10.5194/tc-2019-98]

    Shepherd, A., E. Ivins, E. Rignot, et al. B. Smith, M. V. Broeke, I. Velicogna, P. Whitehouse, K. Briggs, I. Joughin, G. Krinner, S. M. Crooks Nowicki, T. Payne, T. Scambos, N. Schlegel, G. A, C. Agosta, A. Ahstrøm, G. Babonis, V. Barletta, A. Blazquez, J. Bonin, B. Csatho, R. Cullather, D. Felikson, X. Fettweis, R. Forsberg, H. Gallee, A. Gardner, L. Gilbert, A. Groh, B. Gunter, E. Hanna, C. Harig, V. Helm, A. Horwath, M. Horwath, S. Khan, K. K. Kjeldsen, H. Konrad, P. Langen, B. Lecavalier, B. D. Loomis, S. B. Luthcke, M. McMillan, D. Melini, S. Mernild, Y. Mohajerani, P. Moore, J. Mouginot, G. Moyano, A. Muir, T. Nagler, G. Nield, J. Nilsson, B. Noel, I. Otosaka, M. E. Pattle, W. R. Peltier, N. Pie, R. Rietbroek, H. Rott, L. Sandberg-Sørensen, I. Sagen, H. Save, B. Scheuchl, E. Schrama, L. Schröder, K.-W. Seo, S. Simonsen, T. Slater, G. Spada, T. Sutterley, L. Tarasov, W. J. van de Berg, W. van der Wal, B. D. Vishwakarma, D. Wiese, and B. Wouters. 2018. "Mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2017." Nature, 558 (7709): 219-222 [10.1038/s41586-018-0179-y]

    Moon, T., D. A. Sutherland, D. Carroll, et al. D. Felikson, L. Kehrl, and F. Straneo. 2017. "Subsurface iceberg melt key to Greenland fjord freshwater budget." Nature Geoscience, 11 (1): 49-54 [10.1038/s41561-017-0018-z]

    Felikson, D., T. J. Urban, B. C. Gunter, et al. N. Pie, H. D. Pritchard, R. Harpold, and B. E. Schutz. 2017. "Comparison of Elevation Change Detection Methods From ICESat Altimetry Over the Greenland Ice Sheet." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55 (10): 5494-5505 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2709303]

    Felikson, D., T. C. Bartholomaus, G. A. Catania, et al. N. J. Korsgaard, K. H. Kjær, M. Morlighem, B. Noël, M. van den Broeke, L. A. Stearns, E. L. Shroyer, D. A. Sutherland, and J. D. Nash. 2017. "Inland thinning on the Greenland ice sheet controlled by outlet glacier geometry." Nature Geoscience, 10 (5): 366-369 [10.1038/ngeo2934]

    Carroll, D., D. A. Sutherland, B. Hudson, et al. T. Moon, G. A. Catania, E. L. Shroyer, J. D. Nash, T. C. Bartholomaus, D. Felikson, L. A. Stearns, B. P. Noël, and M. van den Broeke. 2016. "The impact of glacier geometry on meltwater plume structure and submarine melt in Greenland fjords." Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (18): 9739-9748 [10.1002/2016GL070170]

    Bartholomaus, T. C., L. A. Stearns, D. A. Sutherland, et al. E. L. Shroyer, J. D. Nash, R. T. Walker, G. Catania, D. Felikson, D. Carroll, M. J. Fried, B. P. Noël, and M. R. Van Den Broeke. 2016. "Contrasts in the response of adjacent fjords and glaciers to ice-sheet surface melt in West Greenland." Ann. Glaciol., 57 (73): 25-38 [10.1017/aog.2016.19]

    Levinsen, J., K. Khvorostovsky, F. Ticconi, et al. A. Shepherd, R. Forsberg, L. Sørensen, A. Muir, N. Pie, D. Felikson, T. Flament, R. Hurkmans, G. Moholdt, B. Gunter, R. Lindenbergh, and M. Kleinherenbrink. 2015. "ESA ice sheet CCI: derivation of the optimal method for surface elevation change detection of the Greenland ice sheet – round robin results." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36 (2): 551-573 [10.1080/01431161.2014.999385]

    Levinsen, J. F., K. Khvorostovsky, F. Ticconi, et al. A. Shepherd, R. Forsberg, L. S. Sørensen, A. Muir, N. Pie, D. Felikson, T. Flament, R. Hurkmans, G. Moholdt, B. Gunter, R. C. Lindenbergh, and M. Kleinherenbrink. 2013. "ESA's Ice Sheets CCI: validation and inter-comparison of surface elevation changes derived from laser and radar altimetry over Jakobshavn Isbræ, Greenland – Round Robin results." The Cryosphere Discussions, 7 (6): 5433-5460 [10.5194/tcd-7-5433-2013]

    Non-Refereed

    Felikson, D., M. Ekinci, J. Hashmall, and M. Vess. 2011. "On-Orbit Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Star Tracker Warm Pixel Analysis." AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Portland, Oregon, August 8 - August 11, 2011 [10.2514/6.2011-6728]

    Hashmall, J. A., D. Felikson, and J. E. Sedlak. 2009. "Use of fuzzycones for sun-only attitude determination: THEMIS becomes ARTEMIS." Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, Toulouse, France, September 28 – October 2, 2009, NASA Technical Report, Document ID 20090032015

    Awards

    NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 2018

    Gale White Fellowship, University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, 2017

    Texas Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship, Texas Space Grant, 2016

    Cryosphere Student Innovation Award, American Geophysical Union, 2016

    Teaching Experience

    Teaching Assistant, Applied Orbital Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2015

    Teaching Assistant, Spacecraft Mission Design, University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2015

    Guest Lecturer, Introduction to the Cryosphere, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2016

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union, 2012 - Present
    International Glaciological Society, 2013 - Present
    International Association of Cryospheric Sciences, 2016 - Present

    Professional Service

    Reviewer, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing of Environment, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

    Judge, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Outstanding Student Presentation Award, 2018

    Publications

    Refereed

    Slater, D., F. Straneo, D. Felikson, et al. C. Little, H. Goelzer, X. Fettweis, and J. Holte. 2019. "Past and future response of Greenland's tidewater glaciers to submarine melting." The Cryosphere Discussions (Accepted) [10.5194/tc-2019-98]

    Shepherd, A., E. Ivins, E. Rignot, et al. B. Smith, M. V. Broeke, I. Velicogna, P. Whitehouse, K. Briggs, I. Joughin, G. Krinner, S. M. Crooks Nowicki, T. Payne, T. Scambos, N. Schlegel, G. A, C. Agosta, A. Ahstrøm, G. Babonis, V. Barletta, A. Blazquez, J. Bonin, B. Csatho, R. Cullather, D. Felikson, X. Fettweis, R. Forsberg, H. Gallee, A. Gardner, L. Gilbert, A. Groh, B. Gunter, E. Hanna, C. Harig, V. Helm, A. Horwath, M. Horwath, S. Khan, K. K. Kjeldsen, H. Konrad, P. Langen, B. Lecavalier, B. D. Loomis, S. B. Luthcke, M. McMillan, D. Melini, S. Mernild, Y. Mohajerani, P. Moore, J. Mouginot, G. Moyano, A. Muir, T. Nagler, G. Nield, J. Nilsson, B. Noel, I. Otosaka, M. E. Pattle, W. R. Peltier, N. Pie, R. Rietbroek, H. Rott, L. Sandberg-Sørensen, I. Sagen, H. Save, B. Scheuchl, E. Schrama, L. Schröder, K.-W. Seo, S. Simonsen, T. Slater, G. Spada, T. Sutterley, L. Tarasov, W. J. van de Berg, W. van der Wal, B. D. Vishwakarma, D. Wiese, and B. Wouters. 2018. "Mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2017." Nature 558 (7709): 219-222 [10.1038/s41586-018-0179-y]

    Moon, T., D. A. Sutherland, D. Carroll, et al. D. Felikson, L. Kehrl, and F. Straneo. 2017. "Subsurface iceberg melt key to Greenland fjord freshwater budget." Nature Geoscience 11 (1): 49-54 [10.1038/s41561-017-0018-z]

    Felikson, D., T. J. Urban, B. C. Gunter, et al. N. Pie, H. D. Pritchard, R. Harpold, and B. E. Schutz. 2017. "Comparison of Elevation Change Detection Methods From ICESat Altimetry Over the Greenland Ice Sheet." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 55 (10): 5494-5505 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2709303]

    Felikson, D., T. C. Bartholomaus, G. A. Catania, et al. N. J. Korsgaard, K. H. Kjær, M. Morlighem, B. Noël, M. van den Broeke, L. A. Stearns, E. L. Shroyer, D. A. Sutherland, and J. D. Nash. 2017. "Inland thinning on the Greenland ice sheet controlled by outlet glacier geometry." Nature Geoscience 10 (5): 366-369 [10.1038/ngeo2934]

    Carroll, D., D. A. Sutherland, B. Hudson, et al. T. Moon, G. A. Catania, E. L. Shroyer, J. D. Nash, T. C. Bartholomaus, D. Felikson, L. A. Stearns, B. P. Noël, and M. van den Broeke. 2016. "The impact of glacier geometry on meltwater plume structure and submarine melt in Greenland fjords." Geophysical Research Letters 43 (18): 9739-9748 [10.1002/2016GL070170]

    Bartholomaus, T. C., L. A. Stearns, D. A. Sutherland, et al. E. L. Shroyer, J. D. Nash, R. T. Walker, G. Catania, D. Felikson, D. Carroll, M. J. Fried, B. P. Noël, and M. R. Van Den Broeke. 2016. "Contrasts in the response of adjacent fjords and glaciers to ice-sheet surface melt in West Greenland." Ann. Glaciol. 57 (73): 25-38 [10.1017/aog.2016.19]

    Levinsen, J., K. Khvorostovsky, F. Ticconi, et al. A. Shepherd, R. Forsberg, L. Sørensen, A. Muir, N. Pie, D. Felikson, T. Flament, R. Hurkmans, G. Moholdt, B. Gunter, R. Lindenbergh, and M. Kleinherenbrink. 2015. "ESA ice sheet CCI: derivation of the optimal method for surface elevation change detection of the Greenland ice sheet – round robin results." International Journal of Remote Sensing 36 (2): 551-573 [10.1080/01431161.2014.999385]

    Levinsen, J. F., K. Khvorostovsky, F. Ticconi, et al. A. Shepherd, R. Forsberg, L. S. Sørensen, A. Muir, N. Pie, D. Felikson, T. Flament, R. Hurkmans, G. Moholdt, B. Gunter, R. C. Lindenbergh, and M. Kleinherenbrink. 2013. "ESA's Ice Sheets CCI: validation and inter-comparison of surface elevation changes derived from laser and radar altimetry over Jakobshavn Isbræ, Greenland – Round Robin results." The Cryosphere Discussions 7 (6): 5433-5460 [10.5194/tcd-7-5433-2013]

    Non-Refereed

    Felikson, D., M. Ekinci, J. Hashmall, and M. Vess. 2011. "On-Orbit Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Star Tracker Warm Pixel Analysis." AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Portland, Oregon, August 8 - August 11, 2011 [10.2514/6.2011-6728]

    Hashmall, J. A., D. Felikson, and J. E. Sedlak. 2009. "Use of fuzzycones for sun-only attitude determination: THEMIS becomes ARTEMIS." Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, Toulouse, France, September 28 – October 2, 2009, NASA Technical Report, Document ID 20090032015

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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