Devon Dunmire
Graduate Student
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Hi! I'm a 3rd year graduate studying meltwater in the polar regions. I came to CU from Colorado School of Mines where I recieved a BS in Geophysical Engineering. In 2019 I recieved a NASA FINESST Fellowship to study subsurface lakes in Antarctica. Currently I am working on a project that analyses global climate model CESM2's performance over Antarctica and a separate project that uses a snow model to analyze firn properties on Antarctic ice shelves.

Outside of research, I enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, playing soccer, and painting!


Dunmire, D.; Lenaerts, J.T.M.; Banwell, A.F.; Wever, N.; Shragge, J.; Lhermitte, S.; Drews, R.; Pattyn, F.; Hansen, J.S.S.; Willis, I.C.; et al. Observations of Buried Lake Drainage on the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Geophysical Research Letters. 47., 2020.

Dunmire, D., Banwell, A. F., Lenaerts, J. T. M., and Datta, R. T.: Contrasting regional variability of buried meltwater extent over two years across the Greenland Ice Sheet, The Cryosphere Discuss. [preprint],, in review, 2021.