Sophie Goliber Ph.D. Student at the University of Texas at Austin

Contact Information

Email: sgoliber@utexas.edu

Research Interests

My primary research interests are in glaciology and multispectral remote sensing of planetary cryospheres. Specifically, my Ph.D. work focuses on how image classification techniques can be used to extract time-series information from the optical imagery to study variability of the Greenland Ice Sheets marine terminating glaciers.

I also have been known to dabble in geologic mapping of Mars and love a good volcanic rock formation.

Me! On Root Glacier in Kennicott, Alaska


Ph.D. Geological Sciences (expected 2022), University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (Advisors: Dr. Ginny Catania)

B.S. Geological Sciences (2017), The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, Geological Sciences (Advisors: Dr. Beata Csatho and Dr. Tracy Gregg)

Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley National Park, CA

Conference Abstracts and Posters

1. Goliber, S. A. and Catania G.A. (2018), Development of automated methods for terminus picking of the Greenland ice sheet from Landsat imagery, Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment 2018, Abstract

2. Goliber, S. A, Gregg T.K.P. (2018), A Plethora of Planetary Processes in Southern Hesperia Planum, Mars: Water, Ice and Mass Wasting, 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018, Abstract #2444

3. Goliber, S.A. , Wright S.P. and Gregg T.K.P. (2017), Synthesis of 3-D, GPS, Field Data, and High Resolution Imagery of Lonar Crater, India, 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2017, Abstract #2715.

4. Goliber, S.A., Allwes, K., Roberts, C.E., Csatho, B.M (2016), Comparing the Records of Calving Front Position, Elevation and Velocity for Neighboring Glaciers in Sermilik Fjord, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2016, Abstract #197545.

5. Goliber, S.A., Roberts, C.E., Csatho, B.M (2016), Reconstructing the Calving Front History for Helheim Glacier, Greenland, University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences Celebration of Student Academic Excellence 2016, Abstract.

View of the ice falls of Root Glacier in Kennicott, Alaska


2018 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

Summer 2018 UT Institute for Geophysics Ewing-Worzel Fellowship

2018 UT Institute for Geophysics Graduate Student Award

2016, 2017 UB Dept. of Geology Reginald H. Pegrum Professional Development Award

2016 American Geophysical Union Data Visualization and Storytelling Contest Runner-Up Travel Grant

2013-2014 UB Provost Scholarship

Teaching glaciology to 5th Grade students at Otisville Elementary School, Otisville NY with the use of slime glaciers!

Service and Outreach

Spring 2018 UT Institute for Geophysics Brown Bag Seminar Chair

2017-Present UT Jackson School of Geosciences: Geoscience Empowerment Network Member

2017-Present UT Jackson School of Geosciences: Student Research Symposium Chair

2017-Present UT Jackson School of Geosciences: GeoFORCE Mentor

2017-Present UT Jackson School of Geosciences: Graduate Student Executive Committee Member

2015-2017 UB Undergraduate Geology Club President

2015-2017 UB Dept. of Geology Undergraduate Faculty Representative

January 2017 Glaciology lecture for 5th grade students, Otisville Elementary School, Otisville, NY

April 2016, 2017 Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, Buffalo Geological Society, Hamburg, NY

October 2015, 2016 Earth Science Day, Penn Dixie Paleontological Site, Blasdell, NY

Resurrection Bay, Alaska
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