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Graduate Student
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Biography:

Ph.D. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado (2022)
Master of Science Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado (2020)
Bachelor of Science Earth and Space Sciences: Physics, University of Washington (2017)

Hello! I’m a graduate student alumni of the Ice Sheets and Climate Group at the University of Colorado Boulder. My research focused on snow accumulation at the surface of ice sheets. I developed numerical models to better understand how snow processes including wind-driven snow redistribution and densification influence measurements of ice sheet mass balance.

You can learn more about me at my at GitHub and LinkedIn profiles.

In Review:

Keenan, E., Wever, N., Lenaerts, J. T. M., and Medley, B.: A wind-driven snow redistribution module for Alpine3D v3.3.0: Adaptations designed for downscaling ice sheet surface mass balance, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss. [preprint], https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2022-28, in review, 2022.

N. Wever, E. Keenan, C. Amory, M. Lehning, A. Sigmund, H. Huwald, and J. T. M. Lenaerts. New snow density in the drifting snow dominated environment of Antarctica. J. Glac., in revision.

Ryan, J.C., Smith, L.C., Cooley, S.W., Pearson, B., Wever, N., Keenan, E., Lenaerts, J. Emerging importance of clouds for Greenland Ice Sheet meltwater production due to decreasing albedo, in review, 2022. 

Medley, B., Lenaerts, J., Dattler, M., Keenan, E., Wever, N. Sub-grid-scale surface processes reduce Antarctic surface mass balance and confound interpretation of height changes, in review, 2022. 

Publications:

Alley, K. E., Wild, C. T., Luckman, A., Scambos, T. A., Truffer, M., Pettit, E. C., Muto, A., Wallin, B., Klinger, M., Sutterley, T., Child, S. F., Hulen, C., Lenaerts, J. T. M., Maclennan, M., Keenan, E., and Dunmire, D.: Two decades of dynamic change and progressive destabilization on the Thwaites Eastern Ice Shelf, The Cryosphere, 15, 5187–5203, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-5187-2021, 2021.

S. Stammerjohn, T. Scambos, …, J. T. M. Lenaerts, E. Keenan, M. Maclennan, T. Gorte, and others. State of the Climate 2020: Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0081.1.

Keenan, E., Wever, N., Dattler, M., Lenaerts, J. T. M., Medley, B., Kuipers Munneke, P., and Reijmer, C.: Physics-based SNOWPACK model improves representation of near-surface Antarctic snow and firn density, The Cryosphere, 15, 1065–1085, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1065-2021, 2021.

S. Stammerjohn, T. Scambos, …, J. T. M. Lenaerts, E. Keenan, M. Maclennan, T. Gorte, and others. State of the Climate 2019: Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0090.1.

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., Miller, J., Keenan, E., 2020. Observations of buried lake drainage on the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Geophys. Res. Lett. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL087970.

Lundquist, J. D., C. Chickadel, N. Cristea, W. R. Currier, B. Henn, E. Keenan, and J. Dozier, 2018, Separating snow and forest temperatures with thermal infrared remote sensing, Remote Sensing of the Environment, 209, 7640779. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.03.001

Lundquist, J. D., Roche, J. W., Forrester, H., Moore, C., Keenan, E., Perry, G., Cristea, N., Henn, B., Lapo, K., McGurk, B., Cayan, D. R. and Dettinger, M. D. (2016), Yosemite hydroclimate network: Distributed stream and atmospheric data for the Tuolumne River watershed and surroundings. Water Resour. Res., 52, doi:10.1002/2016WR019261.

Wayand, N. E., A. Massmann, C. Butler, E. Keenan, J. Stimberis, and J. D. Lundquist (2015), A meteorological and snow observational data set from Snoqualmie Pass (921 m), Washington Cascades, USA, Water Resour. Res., 51,10092–10103, doi:10.1002/2015WR017773.