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Eric Larour

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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

Group Supervisor


  • B.S., Physics Major, LycĂ©e Pasteur, Paris, France (1998)
  • M. Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Centrale Paris, Paris, France (2001)
  • Ph. D., Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Centrale Paris, Paris, France (2005)

Professional Experience

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2005-present)




Professional Activities

  • Editor The Cryosphere (2011-Present)
  • Member of NASA Sea Level Rise Science Team
  • Member of the JPL CIO Technology Advisory Board (CTAB), standing board for IT expertise to the Office of the CIO (OCIO).
  • Co-Chair for WCRP ISMIP6 (Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project) modeling and intercomparison project for inclusion of ice sheet models in the next CMIP6 climate runs.
  • Member of Steering Committee for The Polar Research Coordination Network (which aims to connect the Polar Science, Data and High-Performance and Distributed Computing (HPDC) polar sciences communities.

Research Interests

  • Projections of sea-level rise using dynamically consistent Earth models, constrained by satellite data.
  • Data assimilation of remote sensing observations into projections of ice sheet mass balance and sea level rise.
  • Forward modeling of polar ice caps using large-scale, high-resolution, multi-physics, multi-model based finite element ice flow models.
  • Uncertainty propagation in sea-level rise projections.
  • Couplings and feedbacks between ice/solid-Earth/ocean and implications for sea-level rise projections.

Selected Awards

  • NASA Group Honor Award, ISSM (2019)
  • Associate Project Scientist (II) at the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) at UCLA
  • NASA Early Career Achievement Medal for developing the Ice Sheet System Model (2015)
  • JPL Ed Stone Award for Outstanding Research Publication (2015)
  • JPL Team Award for Earth Ventures Proposal (2014)
  • JPL Research Poster Conference Award Winner for &quot:a prototype coastal sea-level rise projection system for the next century." (2013)
  • NASA Cryospheric Sciences Most Valuable Player (2012)
  • NASA Group Honor Award, ISSM (2011)
  • NASA Group Honor Award, IceBridge (2011)
  • JPL Lew Allen Award (2012)