Dr. Joseph Shea

Dr. Joseph Shea

Leadership Roles/ Rôles de leadership

Scientific Editor, Journal of Glaciology (2016-2019)

Review Editor, Frontiers in Geoscience (2017-2020)


I am interested in the study of snow, ice, and water in mountainous regions around the world; I use unmanned air vehicles (UAV) and satellite imagery, high-altitude automatic weather stations, and innovative field and research techniques to explore cryosphere responses to climate change.


Je m’intéresse à l’étude de la neige, de la glace et de l’eau dans les régions montagneuses du monde entier. J’utilise des véhicules aériens sans pilote (UAV) et des images satellitaires, des stations météorologiques automatiques à haute altitude, ainsi que des techniques de terrain et de recherche innovantes pour explorer les réponses de la cryosphère au changement climatique.

Selected Publications/ Publications sélectionnées

[2018] Kraaijenbrink, PDA, Shea, JM, Litt M, Steiner JF, Treichler D, Koch I, and Immerzeel WW, 2018. “Mapping Surface Temperatures on a Debris-Covered Glacier with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.” Frontiers in Earth Science, 6, pp.64. https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2018.00064

[2018] Wayand NE, Marsh CB, Shea JM, and Pomeroy JW, 2018. “Globally scalable alpine snow metrics.” Remote Sensing of Environment, 213, pp. 61-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.05.012

[2017] Radić V, Menounos B, Shea JM, Fitzpatrick N, Tessema MA, & Dery SJ. “Evaluation of different methods to model near-surface turbulent fluxes for an alpine glacier in the Cariboo Mountains, BC, Canada.” The Cryosphere 11 : 2897-2918, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2897-2017

[2017] Stigter ES, Wanders N, Saloranta TM, Shea JM, Bierkens MFP, & Immerzeel WW. “Climate sensitivity of snow water equivalent and snowmelt runoff in a Himalayan catchment.” The Cryosphere, 11: 1647-1664,  https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1647-2017

[2016]  Shea JM, and Immerzeel WW. “Assessments of basin-scale glaciological and hydrological sensitivities in the Hindu Kush – Himalaya.” Annals of Glaciology, 57:308-318, https://josephmichaelshea.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/2015-shea-anngl.pdf> doi:10.3189/2016AoG71A073<http://dx.doi.org/10.3189/2016AoG71A073>

[2015] Shea JM, Immerzeel WW, Wagnon P, Vincent C, & Bajracharya S. “Modelling glacier change in the Everest region, Nepal Himalaya.” The Cryosphere, 9: 1105-1128, <https://josephmichaelshea.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/2015-shea-tc.pdf> doi:10.5194/tc-9-1105-2015<http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1105-2015>