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Matthew Siegfried

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Stanford University

I am a physical glaciologist primarily investigating processes occurring at the ice-bed interface of the Antarctic ice sheet. I collect and synthesize ground-, air-, and space-based datasets in an effort to span the spatial (centimeters to 100s of km) and temporal (hours to centuries) scales on which these processes occur. Because the ice-bed interface, hidden beneath 10s to 1000s of meters of ice, lies at an intersection between glaciology, hydrology, geology, microbiology, and oceanography, I strive to work with a diverse set of researchers to create a unique perspective on the role of subglacial processes within the larger global Earth system. As a polar scientist, I am committed to maintaining an open discussion of the changing cryosphere. I have collaborated with a range of institutions, from local elementary schools to the U.S. State Department, to facilitate our conversation about the local, regional, and global impacts of changes at the Earth's poles.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Stanford University