Stacy Larochelle

Pronouns: she/her

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Marine and Polar Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia Climate School

61 Route 9W
108A Oceanography
Palisades, NY 10923


I’m a postdoctoral research scientist in the Polar Geophysics Group working with Jonathan Kingslake, Meredith Nettles and Laura Stevens (Oxford). ‚ÄčI study the mechanics of hydrological and glaciological systems, as well as their interplay with the solid Earth, using geophysical techniques like satellite geodesy, field deployments, data analysis, and modeling. I'm particularly interested in understanding the impact of human activity and climate change on societally-critical systems like ice sheets, aquifers, continental water storage, and faults. I'm currently working on understanding the role of surface meltwater and groundwater in ice sheet dynamics. 


Larochelle, S., Chanard, K., Fleitout, L., Fortin, J., Gualandi, A., Longuevergne, L., Rebischung, P., Violette, S., and Avouac, J.-P. (2022), Understanding the geodetic signature of large aquifer systems: Example of the Ozark Plateaus in Central United States, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127, e2021JB023097,

Larochelle, S., Lapusta, N., Ampuero, J.-P., and Cappa, F. (2021), Constraining fault friction and stability with fluid-injection field experiments. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2020GL091188.

Larochelle, S., Gualandi, A., Chanard, K., and Avouac, J.-P. (2018), Identification and extraction of seasonal geodetic signals due to surface load variations, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123,