Lauren C Andrews

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Lauren C Andrews

  • Rsch AST, Earth Sciences Remote Sens
  • 301.614.5117
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio


    I am an earth scientist with an interest in understanding how water and ice dynamically interact. My current work focuses on how changes in meltwater supply impact the spatial and temporal evolution of the subglacial hydrologic system under the Greenland Ice Sheet. 

    Education

    2015     Doctor of Philosophy
    Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
    Dissertation: Spatial and temporal evolution of the glacial hydrologic system of the Western Greenland Ice Sheet: Observational and remote sensing results
    Advisor: Dr. Ginny A. Catania

    2007     Bachelor of Arts with honors
    Geology, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
    Thesis: A geochemical analysis of aluminum hydroxides and iron oxides, Little Backbone Creek, Shasta County, California
    Advisor: Dr. Bereket Haileab
     

    Positions/Employment

    2017 - Present

    Research Physical Scientist

    Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (610.1), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    2016 - 2017

    NASA Postdoctoral Fellow

    Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    2015 - 2016

    Research Scientist Associate V

    University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin
    2009 - 2015

    Teaching and Graduate Research Assistant

    Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
    2007 - 2009

    Staff Geologist

    VESTRA Resources, Inc., Redding, California
    2006 - 2007

    Geology Laboratory Teaching Assistant

    Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

    Publications

    Refereed

    Molod, A. M., E. C. Hackert, Y. V. Vikhliaev, et al. B. Zhao, D. Barahona, G. Vernieres, A. Y. Borovikov, R. M. Kovach, J. Marshak, S. D. Schubert, Z. Li, Y.-K. Lim, L. C. Andrews, R. I. Cullather, R. D. Koster, D. Achuthavarier, J. Carton, L. Coy, J. Friere, K. Longo De Freitas, K. Nakada, and S. Pawson. 2019. "GEOS-S2S Version 2: The GMAO high resolution coupled model and assimilation system for seasonal prediction." Journal of Geophysical Research, (Submitted)

    Poinar, K., C. F. Dow, and L. C. Andrews. 2019. "Long‐Term Support of an Active Subglacial Hydrologic System in Southeast Greenland by Firn Aquifers." Geophysical Research Letters, 46: 4772-4781 [10.1029/2019GL082786]

    Andrews, L. C., M. J. Hoffman, T. A. Neumann, et al. G. A. Catania, M. P. Lüthi, R. L. Hawley, K. M. Schild, C. Ryser, and B. F. Morriss. 2018. "Seasonal Evolution of the Subglacial Hydrologic System Modified by Supraglacial Lake Drainage in Western Greenland." Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 123 (6): 1479-1496 [10.1029/2017jf004585]

    Hoffman, M. J., M. Perego, L. C. Andrews, et al. S. F. Price, T. A. Neumann, J. V. Johnson, G. Catania, and M. P. Lüthi. 2018. "Widespread Moulin Formation During Supraglacial Lake Drainages in Greenland." Geophysical Research Letters, 45 (2): 778-788 [10.1002/2017gl075659]

    Brunt, K. M., R. L. Hawley, E. R. Lutz, et al. M. Studinger, J. G. Sonntag, M. A. Hofton, L. C. Andrews, and T. A. Neumann. 2017. "Assessment of NASA airborne laser altimetry data using ground-based GPS data near Summit Station, Greenland." The Cryosphere, 11 (2): 681-692 [10.5194/tc-11-681-2017]

    Hoffman, M. J., L. C. Andrews, S. Price, et al. G. A. Catania, T. A. Neumann, M. P. Lüthi, J. Gulley, C. Ryser, R. Hawley, and B. Morris. 2016. "Greenland subglacial drainage evolution regulated by weakly-connected regions of the bed." Nature Communications, 7: Article number: 1390 [10.1038/ncomms13903]

    Lüthi, M. P., C. Ryser, L. C. Andrews, et al. G. A. Catania, M. Funk, R. L. Hawley, M. J. Hoffman, and T. A. Neumann. 2015. "Heat sources within the Greenland Ice Sheet: dissipation, temperate paleo-firn and cryo-hydrologic warming." The Cryosphere, 9 (1): 245-253 [10.5194/tc-9-245-2015]

    Andrews, L. C., G. A. Catania, M. J. Hoffman, et al. J. D. Gulley, M. P. Lüthi, C. Ryser, R. L. Hawley, and T. A. Neumann. 2014. "Direct observations of evolving subglacial drainage beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet." Nature, 514 (7520): 80–83 [10.1038/nature13796]

    Ryser, C., M. P. Lüthi, L. C. Andrews, et al. G. A. Catania, M. Funk, R. Hawley, M. Hoffman, and T. A. Neumann. 2014. "Caterpillar-like ice motion in the ablation zone of the Greenland ice sheet." Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 119 (10): 2258-2271 [10.1002/2013jf003067]

    Ryser, C., M. P. Lüthi, L. C. Andrews, et al. M. J. Hoffman, G. A. Catania, R. L. Hawley, T. A. Neumann, and S. S. Kristensen. 2014. "Sustained high basal motion of the Greenland ice sheet revealed by borehole deformation." Journal of Glaciology, 60 (222): 647-660 [10.3189/2014JoG13J196]

    Röösli, C., F. Walter, S. Husen, et al. L. C. Andrews, M. P. Lüthi, G. A. Catania, and E. Kissling. 2014. "Sustained seismic tremors and icequakes detected in the ablation zone of the Greenland ice sheet." Journal of Glaciology, 60 (221): 563-575 [10.3189/2014jog13j210]

    Morriss, B. F., R. L. Hawley, J. W. Chipman, et al. L. C. Andrews, G. A. Catania, M. J. Hoffman, M. P. Luthi, and T. A. Neumann. 2013. "A ten-year record of supraglacial lake evolution and rapid drainage in West Greenland using an automated processing algorithm for multispectral imagery." The Cryosphere, 7 (6): 1869-1877 [10.5194/tc-7-1869-2013]

    Hoffman, M. J., G. A. Catania, T. A. Neumann, L. C. Andrews, and J. A. Rumrill. 2011. "Links between acceleration, melting, and supraglacial lake drainage of the western Greenland Ice Sheet." Journal of Geophysical Research, 116 (F4): F04035 [10.1029/2010jf001934]

    Non-Refereed

    Andrews, L. C. 2019. "Methane beneath Greenland’s ice sheet is being released." Nature 565 (7737): 31-32 [10.1038/d41586-018-07762-7]

    Other Professional Information

    Recent Conference Participation

    Andrews, L. C., Cullather R. I., Nowicki, S. A., Carton, J. (2019), Numerical Reanalyses as a Gateway to Arctic Synthesis. Abstract presented at Arctic Futures 2050, Washington, DC, 4–6 Sept.

    Andrews, L. C. & Poinar, K. (2019), A physical model of moulin formation and evolution, Abstract 80A2950 presented at IGS Symposium on Glacial Erosion and Sedimentation, Madison, WI, 12–17 May.

    Andrews, L.C., Cullather, R.I. Molod, A. (2018). The Role of Atmospheric Teleconnections and Local Forcings in Predicting Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass Loss. Abstract GC53A-06 presented at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec.

    Cavanaugh, J., Andrews, L.C., Lampkin, D.J., Zwally, J.H. (2018). 20-year evolution of high elevation ice sheet runoff – motion relationship in the Pâkitsoq region of Western Greenland. Abstract C51G-1137 presented at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec.

    Poinar, K., Andrews, L.C., Meyer, C.R., Brunt,K.M. (2018). Do closely spaced crevasses in Greenland connect englacially to reach the bed? Abstract C51G-1141 presented at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec.

    Stock, J., Poinar, K., Andrews, L.C. (2018). Predicting crevasse and moulin formation through analytic modeling. Abstract C51G-1148
    presented at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec.

    Molod, A.M. et al. (2018). The Impact on Seasonal Forecasts of GMAO's Higher Resolution Seasonal Prediction and Data Assimilation System. Abstract OS41F-2087 presented at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec.

    Pawson, S. et al. (2018). The Stratospheric Warming of 2018 in the context of the Earth System. Presented at the Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC) 2018 General Assembly, Kyoto, Japan, 1-5 Oct.
     

    Invited Talks

    2017   Department of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College
               The role of hydraulic connectivity in subglacial drainage evolution beneath the GrIS
    2016   Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wisconsin Madison
               Subglacial drainage evolution beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet regulated by weakly- connected regions of the bed
    2016   Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wisconsin Madison
               Spatiotemporal variation in ice velocity and subglacial hydrology in the ablation zone of the Western Greenland Ice Sheet
    2016   Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
               Subglacial hydrology and ice motion of the Greenland Ice Sheet
    2014   Jackson School of Geosciences Technical Sessions
               Spatiotemporal evolution of the subglacial hydrologic system beneath the GrIS
    2014   Austin Center for Inquiry
               Monitoring the Greenland Ice Sheet: Why and how we study its plumbing
    2014   Austin Gem and Mineral Society
               Physical controls on outlet glacier variability in Central Western Greenland: Fieldwork and photos from summer 2013
    2012   Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin
               Subglacial channel evolution observed in western Greenland from moulin water level and GPS-derived ice surface velocities
    2010   Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin
               A physical model of ice sheet response to changes in subglacial hydrology
     

    Awards

    AGU Outstanding Reviewer, 2016
    NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship, NASA GSFC, 2016
    Best PhD Technical Presentation, Jackson School of Geosciences, 2015
    Gale White Fellowship, Institute for Geophysics, 2012
    Devon Energy Corp. Fellowship, Jackson School of Geosciences, 2012
    Ronald K. DeFord Field Scholarship, Jackson School of Geosciences, 2012
    Ewing/Worzel Fellowship, Institute for Geophysics, UT Austin, 2010
    Magna Cum Laude, Carleton College, 2007
    Distinction in the Senior Integrative Exercise, Carleton College, 2007
     

    Professional Service

    Reviewer, Nature, Remote Sensing, Nature Communications, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, Geophysical Research Letters, Annals of Glaciology, NASA Cryospheric Sciences, IPCC Special Report on Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
     

    Chair, NASA GSFC Code 600 Science Director’s Committee, 2018
    Vice chair, NASA GSFC Code 600 Science Director’s Committee, 2017
    AGU Session Co-chair, 2015, 2016, 2019
    NASA GSFC Young Scientists Forum Co-chair, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union, 2009 - Present
    International Glaciological Society, 2012 - Present
    Earth Sciences Women's Network, 2016 - Present

    Brief Bio


    I am an earth scientist with an interest in understanding how water and ice dynamically interact. My current work focuses on how changes in meltwater supply impact the spatial and temporal evolution of the subglacial hydrologic system under the Greenland Ice Sheet. 

    Publications

    Refereed

    Molod, A. M., E. C. Hackert, Y. V. Vikhliaev, et al. B. Zhao, D. Barahona, G. Vernieres, A. Y. Borovikov, R. M. Kovach, J. Marshak, S. D. Schubert, Z. Li, Y.-K. Lim, L. C. Andrews, R. I. Cullather, R. D. Koster, D. Achuthavarier, J. Carton, L. Coy, J. Friere, K. Longo De Freitas, K. Nakada, and S. Pawson. 2019. "GEOS-S2S Version 2: The GMAO high resolution coupled model and assimilation system for seasonal prediction." Journal of Geophysical Research (Submitted)

    Poinar, K., C. F. Dow, and L. C. Andrews. 2019. "Long‐Term Support of an Active Subglacial Hydrologic System in Southeast Greenland by Firn Aquifers." Geophysical Research Letters 46 4772-4781 [10.1029/2019GL082786]

    Andrews, L. C., M. J. Hoffman, T. A. Neumann, et al. G. A. Catania, M. P. Lüthi, R. L. Hawley, K. M. Schild, C. Ryser, and B. F. Morriss. 2018. "Seasonal Evolution of the Subglacial Hydrologic System Modified by Supraglacial Lake Drainage in Western Greenland." Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 123 (6): 1479-1496 [10.1029/2017jf004585]

    Hoffman, M. J., M. Perego, L. C. Andrews, et al. S. F. Price, T. A. Neumann, J. V. Johnson, G. Catania, and M. P. Lüthi. 2018. "Widespread Moulin Formation During Supraglacial Lake Drainages in Greenland." Geophysical Research Letters 45 (2): 778-788 [10.1002/2017gl075659]

    Brunt, K. M., R. L. Hawley, E. R. Lutz, et al. M. Studinger, J. G. Sonntag, M. A. Hofton, L. C. Andrews, and T. A. Neumann. 2017. "Assessment of NASA airborne laser altimetry data using ground-based GPS data near Summit Station, Greenland." The Cryosphere 11 (2): 681-692 [10.5194/tc-11-681-2017]

    Hoffman, M. J., L. C. Andrews, S. Price, et al. G. A. Catania, T. A. Neumann, M. P. Lüthi, J. Gulley, C. Ryser, R. Hawley, and B. Morris. 2016. "Greenland subglacial drainage evolution regulated by weakly-connected regions of the bed." Nature Communications 7 Article number: 1390 [10.1038/ncomms13903]

    Lüthi, M. P., C. Ryser, L. C. Andrews, et al. G. A. Catania, M. Funk, R. L. Hawley, M. J. Hoffman, and T. A. Neumann. 2015. "Heat sources within the Greenland Ice Sheet: dissipation, temperate paleo-firn and cryo-hydrologic warming." The Cryosphere 9 (1): 245-253 [10.5194/tc-9-245-2015]

    Andrews, L. C., G. A. Catania, M. J. Hoffman, et al. J. D. Gulley, M. P. Lüthi, C. Ryser, R. L. Hawley, and T. A. Neumann. 2014. "Direct observations of evolving subglacial drainage beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet." Nature 514 (7520): 80–83 [10.1038/nature13796]

    Ryser, C., M. P. Lüthi, L. C. Andrews, et al. G. A. Catania, M. Funk, R. Hawley, M. Hoffman, and T. A. Neumann. 2014. "Caterpillar-like ice motion in the ablation zone of the Greenland ice sheet." Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 119 (10): 2258-2271 [10.1002/2013jf003067]

    Ryser, C., M. P. Lüthi, L. C. Andrews, et al. M. J. Hoffman, G. A. Catania, R. L. Hawley, T. A. Neumann, and S. S. Kristensen. 2014. "Sustained high basal motion of the Greenland ice sheet revealed by borehole deformation." Journal of Glaciology 60 (222): 647-660 [10.3189/2014JoG13J196]

    Röösli, C., F. Walter, S. Husen, et al. L. C. Andrews, M. P. Lüthi, G. A. Catania, and E. Kissling. 2014. "Sustained seismic tremors and icequakes detected in the ablation zone of the Greenland ice sheet." Journal of Glaciology 60 (221): 563-575 [10.3189/2014jog13j210]

    Morriss, B. F., R. L. Hawley, J. W. Chipman, et al. L. C. Andrews, G. A. Catania, M. J. Hoffman, M. P. Luthi, and T. A. Neumann. 2013. "A ten-year record of supraglacial lake evolution and rapid drainage in West Greenland using an automated processing algorithm for multispectral imagery." The Cryosphere 7 (6): 1869-1877 [10.5194/tc-7-1869-2013]

    Hoffman, M. J., G. A. Catania, T. A. Neumann, L. C. Andrews, and J. A. Rumrill. 2011. "Links between acceleration, melting, and supraglacial lake drainage of the western Greenland Ice Sheet." Journal of Geophysical Research 116 (F4): F04035 [10.1029/2010jf001934]

    Non-Refereed

    Andrews, L. C. 2019. "Methane beneath Greenland’s ice sheet is being released." Nature 565 (7737): 31-32 [10.1038/d41586-018-07762-7]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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