Steven William Fons

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Steven William Fons

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • 301.286.4632
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 615
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
  • Brief Bio

    Steven is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland. He received B.S. degrees in Atmospheric Science and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. While at UW-Madison, Steven studied Antarctic meteorology using automatic weather station data collected around the continent. In 2019, he received a M.S. degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science from the University of Maryland.

    Currently, Steven studies sea ice using satellite and airborne altimetry. Specifically, his research is geared towards improving sea ice thickness retrievals from the CryoSat-2 and ICESat-2 altimeters. 

    Education

    M.S. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland - College Park, 2019.

    B.S. Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Fons, S. W., and N. T. Kurtz. 2019. "Retrieval of snow freeboard of Antarctic sea ice using waveform fitting of CryoSat-2 returns." The Cryosphere, 13 (3): 861-878 [10.5194/tc-13-861-2019]

    Brief Bio

    Steven is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland. He received B.S. degrees in Atmospheric Science and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. While at UW-Madison, Steven studied Antarctic meteorology using automatic weather station data collected around the continent. In 2019, he received a M.S. degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science from the University of Maryland.

    Currently, Steven studies sea ice using satellite and airborne altimetry. Specifically, his research is geared towards improving sea ice thickness retrievals from the CryoSat-2 and ICESat-2 altimeters. 

    Publications

    Refereed

    Fons, S. W., and N. T. Kurtz. 2019. "Retrieval of snow freeboard of Antarctic sea ice using waveform fitting of CryoSat-2 returns." The Cryosphere 13 (3): 861-878 [10.5194/tc-13-861-2019]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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