Jacqueline Austermann

Pronouns: she/her

Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia Climate School

Affiliated with: Seismology, Geology and Tectonophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

Seismology 223
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964


Jacqueline Austermann is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University and part of the Seismology, Geology and Tectonophysics Division of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. In her research, she studies sea level changes ranging from the past glacial cycles to Millions of years ago in order to infer ice mass changes and ice sheet stability as well as constrain the Earth's rheology. Austermann also works on geodynamic and plate tectonic problems dealing with plate driving forces and dynamics of the Earth's deep interior.


Apr 17, 2024

In New Jersey’s Ancient Rocks, Hunting for Clues to an Earthquake in 2024

Geologists are combing the New Jersey countryside for signs of earthquakes past and present.

Apr 17, 2024

Columbia Beautiful Planet 2024

Each year, we honor Earth Day by sharing some amazing photos celebrating the beauty and magic of our planet from our campuses to the far corners of the world as captured by the Columbia community.

Apr 16, 2024

Plugging the Leak on Laundry Pollution

Laundry is the biggest source of microplastic fibers in our waterways. These Columbia researchers are working on a solution.

Apr 15, 2024

Regulating Air Toxics from Petrochemical Plants

We need to end performative and ideological regulatory debates and strive for effective regulation that protects the public while encouraging innovation.