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Jessica Scheick

Research Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 862-3154
Office: UNH Earth Systems Research Center, Morse Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Dr. Jessica Scheick is a glaciologist, open-source software developer, remote sensor, and lifelong lover of snow, winter, and the outdoors. With a background in glaciology, remote sensing, and climate science, her current work focuses on glaciological research (especially icebergs and ice-ocean interactions), research-enabling open-source software projects, and climate justice and justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. She is the lead developer and maintainer for the icepyx library (for obtaining and working with ICESat-2 satellite data), an open science advocate, and an organizer and lead coordinator with the University of Washington eScience Institute's Hackweek team. When she's not working, you can often find Jessica encouraging people to make positive life changes (for themselves and the environment), dancing, hiking, skiing, or working on an old building.


  • Ph.D., Earth and Climate Sciences, University of Maine
  • A.B., Geology and Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College

Research Interests

  • Application of remotely sensed data and GIS
  • Environmental Justice
  • Glaciology
  • Open Source Software
  • Remote Sensing
  • Science Education
  • Software Development

Selected Publications

  • Scheick, J., Leong, W. J., Bisson, K., Arendt, A., Bhushan, S., Fair, Z., . . . Anubhav. (2023). icepyx: querying, obtaining, analyzing, and
    manipulating ICESat-2 datasets. Journal of Open Source Software, 8(84), 4912. doi:10.21105/joss.04912

  • Scheick, J., Bisson, K., Li, T., Leong, W. J., & Arendt, A. (2022). Collaborative Computational Resource Development around ICESat-2 Data: the icepyx Community and Library. doi:10.1002/essoar.10511316.1

  • Scheick, J., Arendt, A., Heagy, L., & Perez, F. (2019). Introducing icepyx, an open source Python library for obtaining and working with ICESat-2 data. doi:10.1002/essoar.10501423.1

  • Scheick, J., Enderlin, E. M., & Hamilton, G. (2019). Semi-automated open water iceberg detection from Landsat applied to Disko Bay, West Greenland.. J Glaciol, 65(251), 468-480. doi:10.1017/jog.2019.23

  • Scheick, J., Enderlin, E. M., Miller, E. E., & Hamilton, G. (2019). First-Order Estimates of Coastal Bathymetry in Ilulissat and Naajarsuit Fjords, Greenland, from Remotely Sensed Iceberg Observations.. Remote Sens (Basel), 11(8). doi:10.3390/rs11080935

  • Most Cited Publications