American Geological Institute
Ursula Rick recently accepted an American Geological Institute (AGI) Congressional Geoscience Fellowship starting August 2010. She will work in a member office (Senator or Representative) or on a committee staff (e.g. House Science Committee or Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee). In 2009-2010, Ursula was a Postdoctoral Researcher at both the Earth Science & Observation Center (ESOC) and the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) at the University of Colorado. Her work at ESOC involved using remote sensing, in situ data and numerical modeling to better understand the seasonal timing and mechanisms of the mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet. At CSTPR, she studied climate change metrics, such as CO2 concentration, mean global temperature and sea level rise, and their use in climate policy debates. In 2008, Ursula finished her PhD on the hydrology of meltwater in the Greenland Ice Sheet while at the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at CU. She studied Antarctic ice cores for her MS at Dartmouth College and got a BS in Material Science and Metallurgical Engineering at Michigan Technological University.
Rick, U.K. 2008. Cold Fusion. In Battleground: Science and Technology, Eds. S. Restivo and P. Denton. Greenwood Press, Westport, CT USA.
Meier, M.F., M.B. Dyurgerov, U.K. Rick, S. O’Neel, W.T. Pfeffer, R.S. Anderson, S.P. Anderson and A.F. Glazovski. 2007. Glaciers Dominate Eustatic Sea Level Rise in the 21st Century. Science, 317(5841), p.1064-1067.
Rick, U.K. and M.R. Albert. 2004. Microstructure and permeability in the near-surface firn near a potential U.S. deep drilling site in West Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology, 39, p.62-66.
Rick, U.K. and M.R. Albert 2004. Microstructure of West Antarctic firn and its effect on air permeability. CRREL Technical Report 96, pp.96. U.S. Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab, Hanover, NH.