Joseph Michael Shea

Glacier Hydrologist

Water and Air


Dr Joseph Shea joined ICIMOD in August 2012 as a Glacier Hydrologist for the Cryosphere Monitoring Project. His PhD, which focused on regional-scale modelling of glacier meteorology and melt, was completed at the University of British Columbia, and he holds an MSc in Physical Geography from the University of Calgary. Before joining ICIMOD, Dr Shea conducted post-doctoral research on the retrieval of glacier snowlines from remotely sensed imagery, on micro-meteorological investigations on alpine glaciers, and on assisting flood forecasting efforts with near real-time snow cover analyses. His main areas of expertise include meteorological and hydrological observations and analyses, glacier mass balance monitoring and modeling, and regional glacier-climate relations.