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Youngmin Choi

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 300-323

Pasadena, CA 91109



Curriculum Vitae:

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Sea Level And Ice

JPL Postdoctoral Fellow


My research focuses on modeling Greenland glaciers to better understand changes in Greenland and estimate the ice sheet contribution to sea level in the future. I am interested in understanding ice-ocean interactions and related processes by combining remote sensing data with numerical modeling.


  • Ph.D. Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine
  • M.S. Energy Resources Engineering, Seoul National University
  • B.S. Civil, Urban, and Geosystem Engineering, Seoul National University

Research Interests

  • Ice sheet contribution to sea level rise
  • Ice-ocean interactions
  • Ice sheet numerical modeling

Selected Awards

  • NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program (2017)

Selected Publications

  1. H. Yu, E.Rignot, H.Seroussi, M.Morlighem, and Y.Choi, Impact of iceberg calving on the retreat of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica over the next century with different calving laws and ocean thermal forcing Modeling, Geophysical Research Letter, 2019.

M. Morlighem, M. Wood, H.Seroussi, Y. Choi, and E. Rignot, Modeling the response of Northwest Greenland to enhanced ocean thermal forcing and subglacial discharge, The Cryosphere, 2019.

  1. Y. Choi, M. Morlighem, M. Wood, and J. H. Bondzio, Comparison of four calving laws to model Greenland outlet glaciers, The Cryosphere, 2018.
  2. Y. Choi, M. Morlighem, E. Rignot, J. Mouginot, and M. Wood, Modeling the response of Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden and Zachariae Isstrøm glaciers, Greenland, to ocean forcing over the next century, Geophysical Research Letter, 2017.