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Joshua Cuzzone

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 300-323

Pasadena, CA 91109





Curriculum Vitae:

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Member of:

Sea Level And Ice


  • Ph.D. in Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon (2014)
  • M.S. in Atmospheric Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (2010)
  • B.S. in Meteorology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (2007)

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Project Scientist, University of California - Irvine, Irvine, CA (2019-present)
  • Postdoctoral scholar, University of California - Irvine, Irvine, CA (2016-2019)
  • Postdoctoral scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/CalTech, Pasadena, CA (2015 - 2016)

Research Interests

Ice-sheet modeling, paleoclimate, Ice sheet-atmosphere interactions, data assimilation of paleoclimate archives in ice-sheet models. Climate dynamics

Selected Publications

  1. Briner, J., Cuzzone, J.K., Badgeley, J., Cluett, A., Csatho, B., deVernal, A., Down, J., Hakim, G., Johnson, J., Larour, E., Lesnek, A., Morlighem, M., Nowicki, S., Schaefer, J, Schlegel., N., Steig, E., Thomas, E., Young, N. (in prep). Greenland Ice Sheet mass loss rate will exceed Holocene values this century.
  2. Cuzzone, J. K., Schlegel, N.-J., Morlighem, M., Larour, E., Briner, J. P., Serousi, H., and Caron, C.: The impact of model resolution on the simulated Holocene retreat of the Southwestern Greenland Ice Sheet using the Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM), The Cryosphere, 2019.
  3. Lesnek, A., Briner, J., Young, N., Cuzzone, J. Maximum Southwest Greenland Ice Sheet recession in the early Holocene. Geophysical Research Letters (Accepted). 2019.
  4. Downs, J., Johnson, J., Briner, J., Young, N., Lesnek, A., and Cuzzone, J.: West Greenland ice sheet retreat history reveals elevated precipitation during the Holocene thermal maximum, The Cryosphere Discuss., 2019.
  5. Cuzzone, J. K., Morlighem, M., Larour, E., Schlegel, N., and Seroussi, H. Implementation of higher-order vertical finite elements in ISSM v4.13. for improved ice sheet flow modeling over paleoclimate timescales. 2018. Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss.,
  6. Leydat, D.J., Carlson, A.E., Teller, J.T., Breckenridge, A., Barth, A.M., Ullman, S.J., Sinclair, G., Milne, G.A., Cuzzone, J.K., Caffee, M.W. 2018. Opening of glacial Lake Agassiz's eastern outlets by the start of the Younger Dryas cold period. Geology. 46 (2): 155-158.
  7. Barth, A.M, Clark, P.U., Clark, J., Roe, G.H., Marcott, S.A, McCabe, A.M., Caffee, M.W., He, F., Cuzzone, J.K., Dunlop, P. 2017. Geology. 46 (2): 151-154.
  8. Ullman, D., Carlson, A., Hostetler, S.W., Clark, P.U., Cuzzone, J, K., Milne, G., Winsor, K., Caffee, M. 2016. Final Laurentide ice-sheet deglaciation and Holocene climate-sea level change. Quaternary Science Reviews. 152,
  9. Cuzzone, J.K., Clark, P.U., Carlson, A, Ullman, D, Rinterknecht, V., Milne, G., Lunkka, J.P., Marcott, S., Caffee, S. 2016. Final deglaction of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet and implications for the Holocene global sea-level budget. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 448,
  10. Cuzzone, J.K., Vavrus, S.J. 2011. The relationship between Arctic sea ice and cloudrelated variables in the ERA-Interim reanalysis and CCSM3. Environ. Res. Lett. 6, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/1/014016