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Helene Seroussi

Dr. Helene Seroussi is a Scientist at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Sea Level and Ice Group. Her research interests are focused on better understanding and explaining ongoing changes in the cryosphere, as well as reducing uncertainties in the ice sheet contribution to sea level rise using numerical modeling. She is interested in understanding the interactions of ice and climate by combining process studies, state-of-the-art numerical modeling with remote sensing and in situ data. She graduated from École Centrale Paris (France) in 2008 and received her PhD in 2011 in ice sheet systems numerical modeling and data assimilation from the same university. She Is a member of the scientific committee of ISMIP6 and co-chair of the MISOMIP project.


Education
  • Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Centrale Paris, Paris, France (2011)
  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Centrale Paris, Paris, France (2008)
  • M.Sc. Structural Dynamics and Coupled Systems, Ecole Centrale Paris, Paris, France (2008)

Research Interests
  • Estimating Contribution of Ice Caps to Sea Level Rise
  • Understanding Ongoing Changes in the Cryosphere
  • Improving Ice Sheet Numerical Modeling
  • Data Assimilation of Remote Sensing Observations
  • Ice-Ocean Interactions

Projects

ISSM Icon ISSM
ISSM (Ice Sheet System Model) is a state of the art ice flow modeling software developed at JPL in collaboration with University of California Irvine.

ISMIP6 Icon ISMIP6
ISMIP6 (Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Model for CMIP6) is the primary activity within the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project – phase 6 (CMIP6) focusing on the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets.


Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2008-Present):
    • Scientist, Sea Level and Ice Group (2014-Present)
    • NASA Postdoctoral Scholar (2012-2014)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Honor Award, Group achievement award, for outstanding accomplishment in the development of the Ice Sheet System Model that models and simulates ice sheet systems flowing and melting in our warming environment (2011)
  • NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship (2011)

Selected Publications
  1. H. SeroussiY. Nakayama, D. Menemenlis, E. Larour, M. Morlighem, E. Rignot, and A. Khazendar. Continued retreat of Thwaites Glacier controlled by bed topography and ocean circulation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi: 10.1002/2017GL072910, 2017. 

  2. F. Habbal, E. Larour, M. Morlighem, H. Seroussi, C. P. Borstad, and E. Rignot. Optimal numerical solvers for transient simulations of ice flow using the Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM versions 4.2.5 and 4.11). Geosci. Model Dev., 10(1):155-168, 2017.
  3. W. Chu, D.M. Schroeder, H. Seroussi, T.T. Creyts, S.J. Palmer, and R.E. Bell. Extensive winter subglacial water storage beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 2016
  4. S.M.J. Nowicki, A.J. Payne, E. Larour, H. Seroussi, H. Goelzer, W.H. Lipscomb, J. Gregory, A. Abe-Ouchi, and A. Shepherd. Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project (ISMIP6) contribution to CMIP6 . Geosci. Model Dev., 9:4521-4545, Dec 2016
  5. A. Khazendar, E. Rignot, D.M. Schroeder, H. Seroussi, M.P. Schodlok, B. Scheuchl, J. Mouginot, T.C. Sutterley, and I. Velicogna. Rapid submarine ice melting in the grounding zones of ice shelves in West Antarctica. Nat. Commun., 7, 2016.
  6. B. de Fleurian, M. Morlighem, H. Seroussi, E. Rignot, M.R. van den Broeke, P.K. Munneke, J. Mouginot, P.C.J.P. Smeets, and A.J. Tedstone. A modeling study of the effect of runoff variability on the effective pressure beneath the Russell region, West Greenland. J. Geophys. Res., 2016. 2016JF003842.
  7. E. Rignot, Y. Xu, D. Menemenlis, J. Mouginot, B. Scheuchl, X. Li, M. Morlighem, H. Seroussi, M. van den Broeke, I. Fenty, C. Cai, L. An, et al.. Modeling of ocean-induced ice melt rates of five West Greenland glaciers over the past two decades. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43(12):6374-6382, JUN 28 2016. 2016GL068784.
  8. M. Morlighem, J. Bondzio, H. Seroussi, E. Rignot, E. Larour, A. Humbert, and S.-A. Rebuffi. Modeling of Store Gletscher's calving dynamics, West Greenland, in response to ocean thermal forcing. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43(6):2659-2666, 2016.
  9. J. H. Bondzio, H. Seroussi, M. Morlighem, T. Kleiner, M. Rückamp, A. Humbert, and E. Larour. Modelling calving front dynamics using a level-set method: application to Jakobshavn isbræ, West Greenland. The Cryosphere, 10(2):497-510, 2016.
  10. Joseph A. MacGregor, Mark A. Fahnestock, Ginny A. Catania, Andy Aschwanden, Gary D. Clow, William T. Colgan, S. Prasad Gogineni, Mathieu Morlighem, Sophie M. J. Nowicki, John D. Paden, Stephen F. Price, and Helene Seroussi. A synthesis of the basal thermal state of the Greenland Ice Sheet. J. Geophys. Res., 121(7):1328-1350, JUL 2016. 2015JF003803.
  11. X.S. Asay-Davis, S.L. Cornford, Durand G., B.K. Galton-Fenzi, R.M. Gladstone, G.H. Gudmundsson, T. Hattermann, D.M. Holland, D. Holland, P.R. Holland, D.F. Martin, P. Mathiot, et al.. Experimental design for three interrelated Marine Ice-Sheet and Ocean Model Intercomparison Projects. Geosci. Model Dev., 2016
  12. D.M. Schroeder, H. Seroussi, W. Chu, and D.A. Young. Adaptively constraining radar attenuation and temperature across the Thwaites Glacier catchment using bed echoes. J. Glaciol., 2016.
  13. A. Khazendar, C.P. Borstad, B. Scheuchl, E. Rignot, and H. Seroussi. The evolving instability of the remnant Larsen B Ice Shelf and its tributary glaciers. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 2015.
  14. J.A. MacGregor, J. Li, J.D. Paden, G.A. Catania, G.D. Clow, M.A. Fahnestock, S.P. Gogineni, R.E. Grimm, M. Morlighem, S. Nandi, H. Seroussi, and D.E. Stillman. Radar attenuation and temperature within the Greenland Ice Sheet. J. Geophys. Res., 120(6):983-1008, 2015. 2014JF003418
  15. N.-J. Schlegel, E. Larour, H. Seroussi, M. Morlighem, and J. E. Box. Ice discharge uncertainties in Northeast Greenland from boundary conditions and climate forcing of an ice flow model. J. Geophys. Res. - Earth Surface, 120(1):29-54, JAN 2015.
  16. H. Seroussi, M. Morlighem, E. Larour, E. Rignot and A. Khazendar, Hydrostatic grounding line parameterization in ice sheet models, The Cryosphere, 8, 2075-2087, doi:10.5194/tc-8-2075-2014, 2014.
  17. E. Larour, J. Utke, B. Csatho, A. Schenk, H. Seroussi, M. Morlighem, E. Rignot, N. Schlegel, and A. Khazendar, Inferred basal friction and surface mass balance of the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream using data assimilation of ICESat (Ice Cloud and land Elevation Satellite) surface altimetry and ISSM (Ice Sheet System Model), The Cryosphere, 8, 2335-2351, doi:10.5194/tc-8-2335-2014, 2014.
  18. H. Seroussi, M. Morlighem, E. Rignot, J. Mouginot, E. Larour, M. Schodlok, and A. Khazendar, Sensitivity of the dynamics of Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica, to climate forcing for the next 50 years, The Cryosphere, 8, 1699-1710, doi:10.5194/tc-8-1-2014, 2014.
  19. S. Adhikari, E. Ivins, E. Larour, H. Seroussi, M. Morlighem, and S. Nowicki, Future antarctic bed topography and its implications for ice sheet dynamic. Solid Earth, 5(1):569-584, 2014.
  20. M. Morlighem, E. Rignot, J Mouginot, H. Seroussi, and E. Larour. Deeply incised submarine glacial valleys beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet. Nat. Geosci., 7, 418-422, doi:10.1038/ngeo2167, 2014.
  21. E Rignot, J. Mouginot, M. Morlighem, H. Seroussi, and B. Scheuchl. Widespread, rapid grounding line retreat of Pine Island, Thwaites, Smith and Kohler glaciers, West Antarctica from 1992 to 2011. Geophys. Res. Lett., Lett. 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL060140, 2014.
  22. M. Morlighem, E. Rignot, J. Mouginot, X. Wu,H. Seroussi, E. Larour, and J. Paden. High-resolution bed topography mapping of Russell Glacier, Greenland, inferred from Operation IceBridge data. J. Glaciol., 59(218), 2013.
  23. H. Seroussi, M. Morlighem, E. Rignot, A. Khazendar, E. Larour, and J. Mouginot. Dependence of greenland ice sheet projections on its thermal regime. J. Glaciol., 59(218), 2013.
  24. M. Morlighem, H. Seroussi, E. Larour, and E. Rignot. Inversion of basal friction in Antarctica using exact and incomplete adjoints of a higher-order model. J. Geophys. Res., 118, 2013.
  25. S. Nowicki, R.A. Bindschadler, A. Abe-Ouchi, A. Aschwanden, E. Bueler, H. Choi, J. Fastook, G. Granzow, R. Greve, G. Gutowski, U. Herzfeld, C. Jackson, J. Johnson, C. Khroulev, E. Larour, A. Levermann, W.H. Lipscomb, M.A. Martin, M. Morlighem, B.R. Parizek, D. Pollard, S.F. Price, D. Ren, E. Rignot, F. Saito, T. Sato, H. Seddik, H. Seroussi, et al.. Insights into spatial sensitivities of ice mass response to environmental change from the SeaRISE ice sheet modeling project I: Antarctica. J. Geophys. Res., 118, 2013.
  26. S. Nowicki, R.A. Bindschadler, A. Abe-Ouchi, A. Aschwanden, E. Bueler, H. Choi, J. Fastook, G. Granzow, R. Greve, G. Gutowski, U. Herzfeld, C. Jackson, J. Johnson, C. Khroulev, E. Larour, A. Levermann, W.H. Lipscomb, M.A. Martin, M. Morlighem, B.R. Parizek, D. Pollard, S.F. Price, D. Ren, E. Rignot, F. Saito, T. Sato, H. Seddik, H. Seroussi, et al.. Insights into spatial sensitivities of ice mass response to environmental change from the SeaRISE ice sheet modeling project II: Greenland. J. Geophys. Res., 118, 2013.
  27. R.A. Bindschadler, S. Nowicki, A. Abe-Ouchi, A. Aschwanden, H. Choi, J. Fastook, G. Granzow, R. Greve, G. Gutowski, U. Herzfeld, C. Jackson, J. Johnson, C. Khroulev, A. Levermann, W.H. Lipscomb, M.A. Martin, M. Morlighem, B.R. Parizek, D. Pollard, S.F. Price, D. Ren, T. Saito, F.and Sato, H. Seddik, H. Seroussi, K. Takahashi, R. Walker, and W.L. Wang. Ice-Sheet Model Sensitivities to Environmental Forcing and Their Use in Projecting Future Sea-Level (The SeaRISE Project). J. Glaciol., 59(214):195-224, 2013.
  28. F. Pattyn, L. Perichon, L. Durand, G.and Favier, O. Gagliardini, R. C. A. Hindmarsh, T. Zwinger, T. Albrecht, S. Cornford, D. Docquier, J. Fuerst, D. Goldberg, H. Gudmundsson, A. Humbert, M. Hutten, P. Huybrecht, G. Jouvet, T. Kleiner, E. Larour, D. Martin, M. Morlighem, A. Payne, D. Pollard, M. Ruckamp, O. Rybak, H. Seroussi, M. Thoma, and N. Wilkens. Grounding-line migration in plan-view marine ice-sheet models: results of the ice2sea MISMIP3d intercomparison. J. Glaciol., 59 (215):410-422, 2013.
  29. C. P. Borstad, A. Khazendar, E. Larour, M. Morlighem, E. Rignot, M. P. Schodlok, and H. Seroussi. A damage mechanics assessment of the Larsen B ice shelf prior to collapse: Toward a physically-based calving law. Geophys. Res. Lett., 39(L18502), 2012.
  30. H. Seroussi, H. Ben Dhia, M. Morlighem, E. Rignot, E. Larour, and D. Aubry. Coupling ice flow models of varying order of complexity with the Tiling Method. J. Glaciol., 58 (210):776-786, 2012.
  31. E. Larour, J. Schiermeier, E. Rignot, H. Seroussi, M. Morlighem, and J. Paden. Sensitivity Analysis of Pine Island Glacier ice flow using ISSM and DAKOTA. J. Geophys. Res., 117, F02009, 2012.
  32. E. Larour, H. Seroussi, M. Morlighem, and E. Rignot. Continental scale, high order, high spatial resolution, ice sheet modeling using the Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM). J. Geophys. Res., 117(F01022), 2012.
  33. M. Morlighem, E. Rignot, H. Seroussi, E. Larour, H. Ben Dhia, and D. Aubry. A mass conservation approach for mapping glacier ice thickness. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38(L19503), 2011.
  34. H. Seroussi, M. Morlighem, E. Rignot, E. Larour, D. Aubry, H. Ben Dhia, and S. S. Kristensen. Ice flux divergence anomalies on 79north Glacier, Greenland. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38(L09501), 2011.
  35. M. Morlighem, E. Rignot, H. Seroussi, E. Larour, H. Ben Dhia, and D. Aubry. Spatial patterns of basal drag inferred using control methods from a full-Stokes and simpler models for Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37(L14502), 2010.

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