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Amaury Dehecq

I am a JPL/CalTech postdoctoral scholar since July 2016. My main focus is the study of mountain glaciers dynamics and mass changes from historical satellite imagery ( ~1970 – present). Areas of interest include: High-Mountain Asia, European Alps, Arctic.


PhD – Information processing/Geosiences, Université Savoie Mont-Blanc (part of Grenoble-Alpes), Annecy, France (2015)

M.Sc. – Climate sciences, Université Pierre et Marie-Curie (Paris 6), Paris, France (2011)

B.Sc. – Physics, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, Cachan, France (2009)

Research Interests
  • Remote sensing of the cryosphere: feature-tracking, photogrammetry, InSAR
  • Glaciers dynamics
  • Glaciers mass balance
  • Sea Level Rise

Professional Experience
  • Postdoctoral scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/CalTech, Pasadena, CA, USA (2016 – present)
  • Postdoctoral research assistant, University of Edinburgh (4 months, 2016)
  • PhD student, Université Savoie Mont-Blanc (3 years, 2012-2015)
  • Student research project, CLS, Toulouse, France (1 year 2011-2012)

Selected Awards
  • PhD award of the university Grenobles Alpes (2016)
  • CNES PhD fellowship (2012)

Selected Publications
  1. Dehecq, A., Gourmelen, N., Gardner, A.S., Brun, F., Goldberg, D., Nienow, P.W., Berthier, E., Vincent, C., Wagnon, P., Trouvé, E., 2019. Twenty-first century glacier slowdown driven by mass loss in High Mountain Asia. Nature Geoscience 12, 22.
  2. Menounos, B., Hugonnet, R., Shean, D., Gardner, A., Howat, I., Berthier, E., Pelto, B., Tennant, C., Shea, J., Noh, M.-J., Brun, F., Dehecq, A., 2019. Heterogeneous Changes in Western North American Glaciers Linked to Decadal Variability in Zonal Wind Strength. Geophysical Research Letters 46, 200–209.
  3. King, O., Dehecq, A., Quincey, D., Carrivick, J., 2018. Contrasting geometric and dynamic evolution of lake and land-terminating glaciers in the central Himalaya. Global and Planetary Change 167, 46–60.
  4. Dehecq A., Millan R., Berthier E., Gourmelen N., Trouvé E., Vionnet V. "Elevation changes inferred from TanDEM-X data over the Mont-Blanc area: Impact of the X-band interferometric bias", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol. 9 no. 8, pp 3870-3882, Jul. 2016.
  5. Y. Yan, A. Dehecq, E. Trouve, G. Mauris, N. Gourmelen, and F. Vernier, “Fusion of Remotely Sensed Displacement Measurements: Current status and challenges,” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 6–25, Mar. 2016.
  6.  A. J. Tedstone, P. W. Nienow, N. Gourmelen, A. Dehecq, D. Goldberg, and E. Hanna, “Decadal slowdown of a land-terminating sector of the Greenland Ice Sheet despite warming,” Nature, vol. 526, no. 7575, pp. 692–695, Oct. 2015.
  7. A. Dehecq, N. Gourmelen, and E. Trouve, “Deriving large-scale glacier velocities from a complete satellite archive: Application to the Pamir–Karakoram–Himalaya,” Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 162, pp. 55–66, Jun. 2015.
  8. L. Benoit, A. Dehecq, H.-T. Pham, F. Vernier, E. Trouvé, L. Moreau, O. Martin, C. Thom, M. Pierrot-Deseilligny, and P. Briole, “Multi-method monitoring of Glacier d’Argentière dynamics,” Annals of Glaciology, vol. 56, no. 70, pp. 118–128, 2015.

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