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Stephen F. Price Dr

Stephen Price

Phone (505) 665-1000


Glaciology and Land Ice Modeling

development of improved models of glaciers and ice sheets; coupling of glacier and ice sheet models with large-scale Earth System Models; application of coupled ice and climate models to explore the interaction of glaciers and ice sheets with the global climate system


Ph.D., Geophysics, The University of Washington, 2006

M.Sc., Geology, The Ohio State University, 1998

B.Sc., Geology, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1995



LANL Positions

2013 - present: Scientist III,  Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics Group (T-3), Theoretical Division

2010 - 2013: Scientist II,  Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics Group (T-3), Theoretical Division

2008 - 2010: Directors Postdoctoral Fellow, Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics Group (T-3), Theoretical Division



Professional Societies

American Geophysical Union

European Geophysical Union

International Glaciological Society



Tezaur, I., M. Perego, A. Salinger, R. Tuminaro, and S. Price. 2015. Albany/FELIX: a parallel, scalable and robust, finite element, first-order Stokes approximation ice sheet solver built for advanced analysis. Geophys. Model Devel., 8, doi:10.5194/gmd-8-1197-2015

Perego, M., S. Price, and G. Stadler. 2014. Optimal initial conditions for coupling ice sheet models to Earth system models. J. Geophys. Res., 119, doi:10.1002/2014JF003181

Hoffman, M.J. and S.F. Price. 2014. Feedbacks between coupled subglacial hydrology and glacier dynamics. J. Geophys. Res., 119, doi:10.1002/2013JF002943.

Fyke, J.G., M. Vizcaino, W.H. Lipscomb, and S.F. Price. 2014. Future climate warming increases Greenland ice sheet surface mass balance variability. Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, doi:10.1002/2013GL058172.

Edwards, T.L., X. Fettweis, O. Gagliardini, F. Gillet-Chaulet, H. Goelzer, J.M. Gregory, M.J. Hoffman, P. Huybrechts, A.J. Payne, M. Perego, S.F. Price, A. Quiqet, and C. Ritz. 2014. Probabilistic parameterisation of the surface mass balance–elevation feedback in regional climate model simulations of the Greenland ice sheet. The Cryosphere, 8, doi:10.5194/tc-8-181-2014.

Edwards, T.L., X. Fettweis, O. Gagliardini, F. Gillet-Chaulet, H. Goelzer, J.M. Gregory, M.J. Hoffman, P. Huybrechts, A.J. Payne, M. Perego, S.F. Price, A. Quiqet, and C. Ritz. 2014. Effect of uncertainty in surface mass balance–elevation feedback on projections of the future sea level contribution of the Greenland ice sheet. The Cryosphere, 8, doi:10.5194/tc-8-195-2014.

Straneo, F. and 16 others. 2013. Challenges to understanding the dynamic response of Greenland’s marine terminating glaciers to oceanic and atmospheric forcing. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 1131-1144.

Higdon, D., J. Gattiker, E. Lawrence, C. Jackson, M. Tobis, M. Pratola, S. Habib, K. Heitmann, and S.F. Price. 2013: Computer Model Calibration Using the Ensemble Kalman Filter. Technometrics, 55, 488–500, doi:10.1080/00401706.2013.842936.

Shannon, S.R., A.J. Payne, I.D. Bartholomew, M.R. van den Broeke, T.L. Edwards, X. Fettweis, O. Gagliardini, F. Gillet-Chaulet, H. Goelzer, M.J. Hoffman, P. Huybrechts, D.W.F. Mair, P.W. Nienow, M. Perego, S.F. Price, C.J.P. Paul Smeets, A.J. Sole, R.S.W. van de Wal, and T. Zwinger. 2013. Enhanced basal lubrication and the contribution of the Greenland ice sheet to future sea-level rise. PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1212647110. 

Nowicki, S. and 30 others. 2013. Spatial sensitivities of the Greenland Ice Sheet to environmental changes (the SeaRISE project). J. Geophys. Res. 118, doi:10.1002/jgrf.20076

Nowicki, S. and 30 others. 2013. Spatial sensitivities of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to environmental changes (the SeaRISE project). J. Geophys. Res. 118, doi:10.1002/jgrf.20081

Bindschadler, R. A. and 27 others. 2013. Ice-sheet model sensitivities to environmental forcing and their use in projecting future sea-level (the SeaRISE project). J. Glaciol., 59(214), 195-224.

Leng, W., L. Ju, M. Gunzburger, and S.F. Price. 2013. Manufactured Solutions and the Numerical Verification of Isothermal, Nonlinear, Three-dimensional Stokes Ice Sheet Models. The Cryosphere, 7, 19-29.

Gladish, C., D. Holland, P.R. Holland, and S.F. Price. 2012. Ice shelf basal channels in a coupled ice/ocean model. J. Glaciol., 58(212), 1227-1244.

Evans, K. J., A. G. Salinger, P. H. Worley, S. F. Price, W. H. Lipscomb, J. A. Nichols, J. B. White III, M. Perego, M. Vertenstein, J. Edwards, and J. F. Lemieux. 2012. A modern solver interface to manage solution algorithms in the Community Earth System Model. Int. J. High Perform. Comp. 26, 54–62.

Leng, W., L. Ju, M. Gunzburger, S. Price, and T. Ringler. 2012. A Parallel High-Order Accurate Finite Element Nonlinear Stokes Ice-Sheet Model and Benchmark Experiments. J. Geophys. Res., 117, F01001, doi:10.1029/2011JF001962.

Price, S.F., A.J. Payne, I.M. Howat, and B.E. Smith. 2011. Committed sea-level rise for the next century from Greenland ice sheet dynamics during the past decade. PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1017313108.

Price, S.F., G. Flowers, and C. Schoof. 2011. Improving hydrology in land ice models. EOS, 92(19), 164.

Carter, S. P., H. A. Fricker, D. D. Blankenship, J. V. Johnson, W. H. Lipscomb, S.F. Price, and D.A. Young. Modeling 5 years of subglacial lake activity in the MacAyeal Ice Stream (Antarctica) catchment through assimilation of ICESat laser altimetry. 2011. J Glaciol, 57, 1098–1112.

Bougamont, M., S. Price, P. Christoffersen, and A.J. Payne. 2011. Dynamic patterns of ice stream flow in a 3d higher-order ice sheet model with plastic bed and simplified hydrology. J. Geophys. Res., 116, F04018, doi:10.1029/2011JF002025.

Dukowicz, J. K., S.F. Price, and W. H. Lipscomb. 2011. Incorporating arbitrary basal topography in the variational formulation of ice sheet models. J. Glaciol. 57(203), 461-467.

Lemieux, J.F., S.F. Price, K.J. Evans, D. Knoll, A.G. Salinger, D. Holland, and A.J. Payne. 2011. Implementation of the Jacobian-Free Newton-Krylov method for solving the first-order ice sheet momentum balance. J. Comput. Phys., 230, 6531-6545, doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2011.04.037.

Zhang H., L. Ju, M. Gunzburger, T. Ringler, and S. Price. 2011. Coupled models and parallel simulations for three-dimensional full Stokes ice sheet modeling. Numer. Math. Theor. Meth. Appl. 4, 396-418.

Dukowicz, J. K., S.F. Price, and W. H. Lipscomb. 2010. Consistent approximations for ice-sheet dynamics from a principle of least action. J. Glaciol., 56(197), 480-496. 

Price, S.F. 2009. From the front. Nature Geosc., 2(1), doi:10.1038/ngeo424.

Price, S.F., A.J. Payne, G.A. Catania, and T.A. Neumann. 2008. Seasonal acceleration of inland ice via longitudinal coupling to marginal ice. J. Glaciol., 54(185), 213-219.

Price, S.F., H. Conway, E.D. Waddington, and R.A. Bindschadler. 2008. Model investigations of inland migration of fast-flowing outlet glaciers and ice streams. J. Glaciol., 54(184), 49-60.

Catania, G.A., T.A. Neumann, and S.F. Price. 2008. Characterizing englacial drainage in the ablation zone of the Greenland ice sheet. J. Glaciol. 54(187), 567-578.

Lipscomb, W.H., R.A. Bindschadler, E. Bueler, D. Holland, J.V. Johnson, and S.F. Price. 2008. A community ice sheet model for sea level prediction. EOS, 3, 23.

Neumann, T.A., H.B. Conway, S.F. Price, E.D. Waddington, G.A. Catania, and D.L. Morse. 2008. Holocene accumulation and ice-sheet dynamics in central West Antarctica, J. Geophys. Res., 113, F02018, doi:10.1029/2007JF000764.

Pattyn, F., Perichon, L., Aschwanden, A., Breuer, B., de Smedt, B., Gagliardini, O., Gudmundsson, G. H., Hindmarsh, R., Hubbard, A., Johnson, J. V., Kleiner, T., Konovalov, Y., Martin, C., Payne, A. J., Pollard, D., Price, S., Ruckamp, M., Saito, F., Soucek, O., Sugiyama, S., and Zwinger, T. 2008. Benchmark experiments for higher-order and full-Stokes ice sheet models (ISMIP-HOM), The Cryosphere, 2, 95-108.

Price, S.F., E.D. Waddington, and H. Conway. 2007. A full-stress, thermomechanical flowband model using the finite-volume method. J. Geophys. Res., 112, F03020, doi:10.1029/2006/JF000724.

Price, S.F., H. Conway, and E.D. Waddington. 2007. Evidence for late Pleistocene thinning of Siple Dome, West Antarctica. J. Geophys. Res., 112, F03021, doi:10.1029/2006/JF000725.

Price, S.F. and J.S. Walder. 2007. Modeling the Dynamical Response of a Crater Glacier to Lava-Dome Emplacement Mount St. Helens, Washington, U.S.A. Ann. of Glaciol., 45, 21-28

Price, S.F., R.A. Bindschadler C.L. Hulbe, and D.D. Blankenship. 2002. Force balance along an inland tributary and onset to Ice Stream D, West Antarctica. J. Glaciol. 48(160), 20-30.

Joughin, I., S. Tulaczyk, R.A. Bindschadler, S.F. Price. 2002. Changes in west Antarctic ice stream velocities: Observation and analysis, J. Geophys. Res., 107(B11), 2289, doi:10.1029/2001JB001029.

Price, S.F., R.A. Bindschadler, C.L. Hulbe and I. Joughin. 2001. Post-stagnation behavior in the upstream regions of Ice Stream C, West Antarctica. J. Glaciol., 47(157), 283-294.

Price, S.F. and I.M. Whillans. 2001. Crevasse patterns at the onset to Ice Stream B, West Antarctica. J. Glaciol., 47(156), 29-36.

Joughin, I., L. Gray, R. Bindschadler, S. Price, D. Morse, C. Hulbe, K. Mattar and C. Werner. 1999. Tributaries of West Antarctic ice streams revealed by Radarsat interferometry. Science, 286 (5438), 283-286.

Price, S.F. and I.M. Whillans. 1998. Delineation of a catchment boundary using velocity and elevation measurements. Ann. Glaciol., 27, 140-144.