Karen Alley

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  • B.A., Colgate University 2012
  • Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder 2017

Courses Taught

  • GEOL 103: Oceanography
  • GEOL 299: Geomechanics and Numerical Modeling

Professional Memberships

  • AGU
  • International Glaciological Society (IGS)


  • Alley, K.E., Scambos, T.A., Siegfried, M.R., & Fricker, H.A. (2016). Impacts of warm water
    on Antarctic ice shelf stability through basal channel formation. Nature Geoscience,
    9, 1-5, 10.1038/NGEO2675.  
  • Alley, K.E., Patacca, K., Pike, J., Dunbar, R., & Leventer, A (2018). Iceberg Alley, East Antarctic Margin: Continuously laminated diatomaceous sediments from the late Holocene. In press, Marine Micropaleontology.
  • LeDoux, C.M., Hulbe, C.L, Forbes, M.A., Scambos, T.A., & Alley, K.E. (2017).  Structural provinces of the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology, 1-11. doi:10.1017/aog.2017.24.

Research Interests

Dr. Alley's primary research interests are ice shelf processes, oceanic and atmospheric interactions with ice sheets, remote sensing of the cryosphere, and numerical modeling in the earth sciences.