ICESat-2 Deputy Project Scientist
Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr. Kurtz’s research involves remote sensing of the polar regions with an emphasis on the use laser altimetry and model data to study the impact of sea ice on the climate. Development and validation of algorithms and models for the retrieval of sea ice properties through the combined use of satellite, airborne, model, and in-situ data. Specifically, retrieval algorithms for Arctic and Antarctic sea ice thickness from laser altimetry measurements from ICESat and IceBridge, and radar altimetry measurements from CryoSat-2 and IceBridge.