Joel Brown

Joel Brown

Ph.D., Boise State University, 2012

Office: CHCB 310
Email: joel.brown@umontana.edu

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Curriculum Vitae


Geos 103N - Introduction to Environmental Geology


Ph.D., Geophysics, Boise State University 2012; Dissertation: “Non-destructivelymapping the in-situ hydrologic properties of snow, firn, and glacial ice with georadar.”
M.S., Geology, University of Montana, 2006; Thesis: “Spatiotemporal variations of englacial scattering of radar within Bench Glacier, a temperate glacier in coastal Alaska.”
B.A., Physics/Astronomy, University of Montana, 2003


Goel, V., Brown, J., and Matsuoka, K., (2017) Glaciological settings and recent mass balance of Blåskimen Island in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, The
Cryosphere, 11, 2883-2896, doi:10.5194/tc-11-2883-2017.

Brown, J., Harper, J., and Humphrey, N., (2017) Liquid water content in ice estimated through a full-depth ground radar profile and borehole measurements in western
Greenland, The Cryosphere, 11, 669-679, doi:10.5194/tc-11-669-2017.

Drews, R., J. Brown, K. Matsuoka, E. Witrant, M. Philippe, B. Hubbard, and F. Pattyn, (2016), Constraining variable density of ice shelves using wide-angle radar measurements, The Cryosphere, 10(2), 811-823, doi:10.5194/tc-10-811-2016.

Matsuoka, K., R. C. A. Hindmarsh, G. Moholdt, M. J. Bentley, H. D. Pritchard, J. Brown, H. Conway, R. Drews, G. Durand, D. Goldberg, T. Hattermann, J. Kingslake, J. T. M. Lenaerts, C. Martín, R. Mulvaney, K. Nicholls, F. Pattyn, N. Ross, T. Scambos, and P. L. Whitehouse (2015), Antarctic ice rises and rumples: their properties and significance for ice-sheet dynamics and evolution, Earth-Science Reviews, 150, 724-745, doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.09.004.

Lenaerts, J. T. M., J. Brown, M. R. Van Den Broeke, K. Matsuoka, R. Drews, D. Callens, M. Philippe, I. V. Gorodetskaya, E. Van Meijgaard, C. H. Reijmer, F. Pattyn, and N. P. M. Van Lipzig, (2014), High variability of climate and surface mass balance induced by Antarctic ice rises, Journal of Glaciology, 60(224), 1101-1110.

Harper, J., N. Humphrey, W. T Pfeffer, J. Brown, and X. Fettweis (2012), Greenland ice-sheet contribution to sea-level rise buffered by meltwater storage in firn, Nature, 491(7423), doi:10.1038/nature11566.

Brown, J., J. Bradford, J. Harper, W. T. Pfeffer, N. Humphrey, and E. Mosley-Thompson (2012), Georadar-derived estimates of firn density in the percolation zone, western Greenland ice sheet, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, F01011, doi:10.1029/2011JF002089.

Brown, J., J. Harper, W.T. Pfeffer, N. Humphrey, and J. Bradford (2011), High resolution study of layering within the percolation and soaked facies of the Greenland ice sheet, Annals of Glaciology, 52(59).

Brown, J., J. Harper, and N. Humphrey (2010), Cirque Glacier Sensitivity to 21st Century Warming: Sperry Glacier, Rocky Mountains, U.S.A., Global planetary Change, 74, 91-98, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2010.09.001.

Bradford, J. H., J. T. Harper, and J. Brown (2009), Complex dielectric permittivity measurements from ground-penetrating radar data to estimate snow liquid water content in the pendular regime, Water Resources Research., 45, W08403, doi:10.1029/2008WR007341.

Brown, J, J.T. Harper, and J.H. Bradford (2009), A radar transparent layer in a temperate valley glacier: Bench Glacier, Alaska, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34(11), 1497-1506.

Brown, J.M., L. Steinbronn, J. Nichols, and J. Bradford (2009), Improved GPR interpretation through resolution of lateral velocity heterogeneity: Example from an archaeological site investigation, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 68(1), 3-8.