latest news


Bob and David '14 are headed to Roosevelt Island in the end of October. Stay tuned for more details from the field!


Bob, Thomas, and new lab member Joanna Millstein '17 have just arrived back from Ilulissat, Greenland, where they completed a week of helicoper-supported satellite ground-truthing work for a NASA-supported project known as VESPA. See Bob's coldclimes blog (link below) for details!


David Clemens-Sewall '14 has arrived at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, after spending over 25 hours in four different aircraft. David, who is currently working with Bob Hawley on the Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution (RICE) Project, is currently keeping the world abreast of his goings-on in his blog "Adventures at the Ends of the Earth".


Kristin has recently returned from Greenland. She was participating in the summer field seminar portion of the IGERT Polar Environmental Change program. Read about their adventures here.


One of this year's two recipients of the Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award is our very own Professor Bob Hawley! Check it out: here

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Last updated 08.01.2013

Eric Lutz

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Eric Lutz is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Glaciology Research Group of the Department of Earth Sciences. As a snow scientist with a broad interest in cold regions phenomena, Eric has conducted research in glaciology (University of Innsbruck), snow and avalanche science (SLF-Davos,Montana State University), and hydrologic and climate change modeling (University of Washington). His current research with Bob Hawley and Erich Osterberg aims to characterize the spatial and temporal variability of snow and firn on the Greenland Ice Sheet using a range of field and remote sensing methodologies. These studies will improve our understanding of firn densification and our ability to assess the impacts of climate change and variability on polar ice sheets. For more information, visit his personal page.

Office: 401 Fairchild
Phone: 603-646-0514
E-mail: eric.r.lutz(at)