Dr. Twila Moon is a cryosphere scientist with a special interest in ice sheet motion, ice sheet and ocean interaction, and linking ice-ocean-atmosphere-ecosystem. Dr. Moon has a BS degree in Geology (Stanford) and MS and PhD in Earth and Space Sciences (University of Washington). Subsequently, she was a Cooperative Institute in Research in Environmental Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Colorado National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC, 2014-2015) and US National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (Ocean Sciences Division) at the University of Oregon (2015-2016).
During 2016-17, Dr. Moon was a Lecturer (equivalent to US Assistant Professor) at the University of Bristol, working with the Bristol Glaciology Centre and interdisciplinary Cabot Institute. Now a Research Associate at NSIDC, Dr. Moon is especially involved in studies of the Greenland Ice Sheet, Antarctic Peninsula, and work that connects ice sheets and glacier to other elements of the physical and biological environment. She has more than 10 years of experience with glaciology-focused research that includes remote sensing, modeling, and Arctic field work. Her research has been published in Science, highlighted in Nature and Nature Geoscience, and received extensive media coverage, including for example National Public Radio, the Associated Press, Nautilus, and the BBC.
Along with research, Dr. Moon is passionate about communicating the joy of discovery, revealing the remarkable changes in our Earth system, and inspiring curiosity and action around the critical issue of climate change.