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2013Ph.D.GeophysicsUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
2007M.S.Geological SciencesUniversity of Colorado Boulder
2002A.B.Earth SciencesDartmouth College

Professional Positions

2016 – PresentAssistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Idaho
2015 – 2016Research Associate, Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin
2014 – 2015Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin
2009 – 2013Research Assistant, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
2007 – 2012Instructor, Alaska Wildlands Studies Summer Program, McCarthy, AK
2007 – 2008Senior Staff Geomorphologist, Balance Hydrologics, Inc., Berkeley, CA
2005 – 2007Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado – Boulder
2002 – 2005Staff Geologist, Aspect Consulting, LLC, Seattle, WA



Spagnolo, M., T. C. Bartholomaus, C. D. Clark, C. R. Stokes, N. Atkinson, J. A. Dowdeswell, J. C. Ely, A. G. C. Graham, K. A. Hogan, E. C. King, R. D. Larter, S. J. Livingstone, and H. D. Pritchard (2017), The periodic topography of ice stream beds: Insights from the Fourier spectra of mega-scale glacial lineationsJournal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface122, doi:10.1002/2016JF004154.

Jackson, R. H., E. L. Shroyer, J. D. Nash, D. A. Sutherland, D. Carroll, M. J. Fried, G. A. Catania, T. C. Bartholomaus, and L. A. Stearns (2017), Near-glacier surveying of a subglacial discharge plume: Implications for plume parameterizationsGeophysical Research Letters44, 6886–6894, doi:10.1002/2017GL073602.

Felikson, D., T. C. Bartholomaus, G. A. Catania, N. J. Korsgaard, K. H. Kjær, M. Morlighem, B. Noël, M. van den Broeke, L. A. Stearns, E. L. Shroyer, D. A. Sutherland, and J. D. Nash (2017), Inland thinning on the Greenland ice sheet controlled by outlet glacier geometry, Nature Geoscience, 10, 366-369, doi: 10.1038/NGEO2934.

Durkin, W. J., T. C. Bartholomaus, M. J. Willis, and M. E. Pritchard (2017), Dynamic changes at Yahtse Glacier, the most rapidly advancing tidewater glacier in Alaska, Frontiers in Earth Science – Cryospheric Sciences, 5(21), doi: 10.3389/feart.2017.00021.


Enderlin, E. M., G. S. Hamilton, S. O’Neel, T. C. Bartholomaus, M. Morlighem, and J. W. Holt (2016), An Empirical Approach for Estimating Stress-Coupling Lengths for Marine-Terminating Glaciers, Frontiers in Earth Science – Cryospheric Sciences, 4(104), doi: 10.3389/feart.2016.00104.

Carroll, D., D. A. Sutherland, B. Hudson, T. Moon, G. A. Catania, E. L. Shroyer, J. D. Nash, T. C. Bartholomaus, D. Felikson, L. A. Stearns, B. P. Y. Noël, and M. R. van den Broeke (2016), The impact of glacier geometry on meltwater plume structure and submarine melt in Greenland fjords, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, doi:10.1017/aog.2016.19.

Bartholomaus, T. C., L. A. Stearns, D. A. Sutherland, E. L. Shroyer, J. D. Nash, R. Walker, G. Catania, D. Felikson, D. Carroll, M. J. Fried, B. Noël, and M. van den Broeke (2016), Contrasts in the response of adjacent fjords and glaciers to surface melt in western Greenland, Annals of Glaciology, 57(73), 25-38, doi:10.1017/aog.2016.19.

Gimbert, F., V. C. Tsai, J. M. Amundson, T. C. Bartholomaus, and J. I. Walter (2016), Sub-seasonal pressure, geometry and sediment transport changes observed in subglacial channels, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 3786-3794, doi:10.1002/2016GL068337.

Brinkerhoff, D. J., C. R. Meyer, E. Bueler, M. Truffer, and T. C. Bartholomaus (2016), Inversion of a glacier hydrology model, Annals of Glaciology, 57(72), 84-95, doi:10.1017/aog.2016.3.


Bartholomaus, T. C., C. F. Larsen, M. E. West, S. O’Neel, E. C. Pettit, and M. Truffer (2015),  Tidal and seasonal variations in calving flux observed with passive seismology, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, 120, 2318–2337, doi:10.1002/2015JF003641.

Fried, M., G. A. Catania, T. C. Bartholomaus, D. Duncan, M. Davis, L. A. Stearns, J. Nash, E. Shroyer, and D. Sutherland (2015), Distributed subglacial discharge drives significant submarine melt at a Greenland tidewater glacier, Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 9328–9336, doi:10.1002/2015GL065806.

Bartholomaus, T. C., J. M. Amundson, J. I. Walter, S. O’Neel, M. E. West, and C. F. Larsen (2015),  Subglacial discharge at tidewater glaciers revealed by seismic tremor, Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 6391-6398, doi:10.1002/2015GL064590.


A. Åström, D. Vallot, M. Schäfer, E. Z. Welty, S. O’Neel, T. C. Bartholomaus, Y. Liu, T.I. Riikilä, J. Timonen, T. Zwinger, and J.C. Moore (2014), Termini of calving glaciers as self-organised critical systems, Nature Geoscience, 7, 874-878, doi:10.1038/ngeo2290.


Bartholomaus, T. C., C. F. Larsen, and S. O’Neel (2013), Does calving matter? Evidence for significant submarine melt, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 380, 21-30, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.08.014.

E. Welty, T. C. Bartholomaus, S. O’Neel, and W. T. Pfeffer (2013), Cameras as clocks, Journal of Glaciology, 59(214), 275-286, doi:10.3189/2013JoG12J126.


Bartholomaus, T. C., C. F. Larsen, S. O’Neel, and M.E. West (2012), Calving seismicity from iceberg-sea surface interactions, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, 117, F04029, doi:10.1029/2012JF002513.

Bartholomaus, T. C., R. S. Anderson, and S. P. Anderson (2011), Growth and collapse of the distributed subglacial hydrologic system of Kennicott Glacier, Alaska, USA, and its effects on basal motion, Journal of Glaciology, 57(206), 985-1002, doi:10.3189/002214311798843269.

Bartholomaus, T. C., R. S. Anderson, and S. P. Anderson (2008), Response of glacier basal motion to transient water storage, Nature Geoscience, 1(1), 33-37, doi:10.1038/ngeo.2007.52.


Non-Refereed Publications

Bartholomaus, T.C. and J.N. Bassis (2014). Progress and challenges to understanding iceberg calving around the Greenland Ice Sheet. Variations (invited contribution to the quarterly newsletter of the U.S. CLIVAR program) 12(2), 40-45.

Bartholomaus, T.C., (2012). A glacier’s warm water bath. Global Glimpses (annual newsletter of the UAF Center for Global Change) 19(1), 6-8.

Bartholomaus, T.C., (2012). Kennicott Glacier: A laboratory for the study of pulsed water delivery to the glacier bed. Field guide for the Fairbanks-Valdez post-IGS symposium excursion, 30 June – 3 July.

Bartholomaus, T.C., (2010). Glaciology Wrangell Mountains Center-style. Hardware Store Herald (publication of the Wrangell Mountains Center, McCarthy, AK), Winter 2010/11.

Bartholomaus, T.C., (2008). Midnight glacier hikes; “Backstory” to Bartholomaus et al., (2008). Nature Geoscience, 1(1), E1.