Fernando S. Paolo

I'm Fernando, a researcher @NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. I code, analyze data, and study the Earth’s climate.

“There’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate”...

Projects

UNDER CONSTRUCTION! MEaSUREs ITS-LIVE Inter-mission Time Series of Land Ice Velocity and Elevation (ITS-LIVE) We will accelerate ice sheet and glacier change research by producing a globally-comprehen...

Press

Many of the stories include exclusive interviews given Outside comment on PNAS sea-level rise paper Neewsweek – Sea levels are surging at faster and faster rates as Antarctica and Greenland mel...

Research

Climate Variability and Ice-shelf Change Investigating how the Antarctic ice shelves respond to climate variability such as El Niño/Southern Oscillation. Satellite observations over the past two deca...

Publications

Journals Adusumilli S., H.A. Fricker, M.R. Siegfried, L. Padman, F.S. Paolo, S.R.M. Ligtenberg, Variable Basal Melt Rates of Antarctic Peninsula Ice Shelves, 1994–2016, Geophysical Research Letters (2...

M.S. Thesis

Satellite altimetry and shipborne gravimetry on the integrated representation of the gravity field along the Brazilian coast Abstract. The integration of satellite altimetry data with shipborne gravit...

Ph.D. Dissertation

Interannual and decadal variations of Antarctic ice shelves using multi-mission satellite radar altimetry, and links with oceanic and atmospheric forcings Abstract. Antarctica’s ice shelves, the...

Consumerism and life time

I have thought a lot about that. I spent over ten years in solitary, in a hole. Plenty of time to think… I spent seven years without one book! That left me time to think. And this is what I dis...

Making work better and more efficient

Large-format meetings waste people’s time. Excessive meetings are the blight of big companies and almost always get worse over time. Please get [rid] of all large meetings, unless you’re ...

Message to future generations

— What would you think it’s worth telling future generations about the life you’ve lived and the lessons you’ve learned from it? I should like to say two things, one intellectual an...