1107 NE 45th St., Suite 320
Seattle, WA. 98105-4656, USA
email: showard (at) esr.org
Research focus: Polar oceanography and glaciology, focusing on ocean, sea ice, and ice shelf interactions
Susan Howard joined ESR in 1997 after earning her Master’s degree in Oceanography from Oregon State University. Her research focuses on the polar regions, where she uses a combination of numerical models, satellite data, and ocean measurements to study the ocean, sea ice, and ice shelf interactions. She has been involved in fieldwork in the Antarctic as part the Southern Ocean GLOBEC (2001) and ROSETTA-Ice (2017) projects.
From 2008 – 2012, she had a brief absence from ESR and oceanography when she moved to New Zealand and worked as a physical simulation developer in the Visual FX industry. She worked on Avatar, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Adventures of Tintin, and the Hobbit. Although a great experience, she happily returned to ESR and Seattle in 2012 to continue her work in the polar oceans.
Susan is also involved in a variety of educational outreach opportunities and enjoys sparking kids’ interest in the ocean. She has developed the popular Density and the Oceans STEM exhibit as well as a series of talks on atmospheric and ocean circulation patterns and climate for middle school students. She continues to look for new ways to be involved in STEM outreach.
In her free time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time with her wonderful daughter.
Current Research Projects:
|B.A.||(1993)||Rutgers University (Mathematics).|
|M.S.||(1997)||Oregon State University (Oceanography).|
Photos from field work
Antarctic Research Cruises
For more great photos from ESR fieldwork, check out our Photos page.
For more information, see Susan Howard on Google Scholar
Datasets and Code
Laurie Padman, Svetlana Erofeeva, and Susan L. Howard. 2022. Tide Model Driver (TMD) version 2.5, Toolbox for MATLAB (MATrix LABoratory). Arctic Data Center. doi:10.18739/A21Z41V08
Howard, S.L. & M. K. Becker (2021). Code for Ice-Front and Rampart-Moat Detection and Quantification in ICESat-2 Laser Altimetry (v1.0.0). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4697517
Howard, S. L., & L. Padman (2021). Gr1kmTM: Greenland 1 kilometer Tide Model, 2021. Arctic Data Center. doi:10.18739/A2251FM3S.
Howard, S. L., & L. Padman (2021). Arc2kmTM: Arctic 2 kilometer Tide Model, 2021. Arctic Data Center. doi:10.18739/A2PV6B79W.
Howard, S. L., L. Padman, M. King (2020). Antarctic Tide Gauge Database, version 1. U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Data Center. https://doi.org/10.15784/601358
Padman, L., S. Erofeeva, and S. Howard (2020). AODTM5: Arctic Ocean Dynamics-based Tide Model, on 5 kilometer grid, developed in 2004. Arctic Data Center. doi:10.18739/A2901ZG3N
Padman, L., S. Erofeeva, and S. Howard (2020). AOTIM5: Arctic Ocean Inverse Tide Model, on 5 kilometer grid, developed in 2004. Arctic Data Center. doi:10.18739/A2S17SS80
Springer, S., S. L. Howard, & L. Padman (2020) “Ross Sea ocean model simulation used to support ROSETTA-Ice ” U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Data Center. https://doi.org/10.15784/601255.
Howard, S. L., L. Padman, S. Erofeeva (2019). CATS2008: Circum-Antarctic Tidal Simulation version 2008. U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Data Center. https://doi.org/10.15784/601235
Howard, S. L. and L. Padman (2004), “Hourly ADCP data from ARSV Laurence M. Gould and RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer cruises to the Southern Ocean from 2001-2003 as part of the Southern Ocean GLOBEC project.”, 2019-02-22, DOI:10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.2343.1, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/23718
Related Code and datasets can also be found at ESR’s github site: https://github.com/EarthAndSpaceResearch