Greg earned a B.S. in Meteorology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During his undergraduate studies, he interned at the U.S. National Weather Service as a hydrometeorologist. Upon graduating, Greg chose to continue his education in the atmospheric sciences, guided by curiosity for polar weather and impacts of global climate change in the Arctic. He decided not only to study cold climates, but also to live within one by relocating to Alaska to earn his M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. Greg’s thesis topic was focused on operational scale prediction of sea ice in the Bering Straits region.
During and following his M.S. studies, Greg worked for the Shell Exploration and Production Company for four drilling seasons in the Alaskan Arctic. At Shell, Greg provided operational vessel support in the form of ice and weather forecasting services and functioned as a consultant for structural engineers designing for ice loads. Following the conclusion of the Shell Alaska venture, Greg went on to work for the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, CO working to improve data services for cryospheric data users. Now, as a Ph.D. student in Ocean Engineering, Greg is exploring acoustics of the Arctic environment with particular interest on how active acoustic signal interacts with sea ice.
Deemer, G.J., Bhatt, U.S., Eicken, H., Posey, P.G., Hutchings, J.K., Nelson, J., Heim, R., Allard, R.A., Wiggens, H., and Creek, K. 2018.
Broadening the sea-ice forecaster toolbox with community observations: a case study from the northern Bering Sea. Arctic Science, Vol. 4: 42 - 70.