Student-led papers


  • Culberg, R., Schroeder, D.M. & Chu, W. Extreme melt season ice layers reduce firn permeability across Greenland. Nature Communications. 12, 2336.
  • Peters, S. T., Schroeder, D. M., Chu, W., Castelletti, D., Haynes, M. S., Christoffersen, P., & Romero-Wolf, A. Glaciological monitoring using the Sun as a radio source for echo detection. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL092450.


  • Pitcher, L., Smith, L., Gleason, C. J., Miège, C., Ryan, J., Hagedorn, B., Van As, D., Chu, W., & Forster, R., Direct observation of winter meltwater drainage from the Greenland Ice Sheet. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(9), 1–10, e2019GL086521.
  • Schroeder, D. M., Dowdeswell, J. A., Siegert, M.J., Bingham, R., Chu, W., MacKie, E. J., Siegfried, M.R., Vega, K.I., Emmons, J. R., & Winstein K. Multidecadal observations of the Antarctic ice sheet from restored analog radar records. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116(38), 18867-18873.


  • Bowling, J.S., Livingstone, S. J., Sole, A. J., & Chu, W. Distribution and dynamics of Greenland subglacial lakes. Nature Communications, 10, 2810.
  • Tinto, K. J., Padman, L., Siddoway, C.S., Springer, S.R., Fricker, H.A., Das, I., Tontini, F.C., Porter, D. F., Frearson, N. P., Howard, S., Siegfried, M. R., C. Mosbeux, M.K. Becker, Bertinato, C., Boghosian, A., Brady, N., Burton, B. L., Chu, W., et al. Ross Ice Shelf response to climate driven by the tectonic imprint on seafloor bathymetry. Nature Geoscience. 12, 441-449.


  • Chu, W., Schroeder, D. M., & Siegfried, M. R. Retrieval of Englacial Firn Aquifer Thickness from Ice-Penetrating Radar Sounding in Southeastern Greenland. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(21), 11770-11778.
  • Kendrick A.K., Schroeder, D.M., Chu, W., Young, T. J., Christoffersen, P., Doyle, S.H., Box, J. E., Hubbard, A., Hubbard, B., Brennan, P. V., Nicholls, K. W., Lok, L. B. Seasonal Surface Meltwater Impounded by Seasonal Englacial Storage in West Greenland. 45(19), 10474-10481.
  • Chu W., Schroeder, D.M., Seroussi, H., Creyts, T.T. & Bell, R.E. Complex basal thermal transition near the onset of Petermann Glacier, Greenland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. 544(7), 985-995


  • Livingstone S.J., Chu, W., Ely, J. C. & Kingslake, J. Paleofluvial and subglacial channel networks beneath Humboldt Glacier, Greenland. Geology, 45(6), 551-554
  • Bell, R.E., Chu, W., Kingslake, J., Das, I., Tedesco, M. & Tinto, K. J. et al. Antarctic ice shelf potentially stabilized by export of meltwater in surface river. Nature. 544(7650), 344-348


  • Chu, W., Schroeder, D. M., Seroussi, H., Creyts, T. T., Palmer S. J., & Bell, R. E. Extensive winter subglacial water storage beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(24), 12484-12492.
  • Schroeder, D.M., Seroussi, H., Chu, W., & Young, D. A. Adaptively constraining radar attenuation and temperature across the Thwaites Glacier catchment using bed echoes. Journal of Glaciology, 62(236), 1075–1082.
  • Chu, W., Creyts, T. T., & Bell, R. E. Rerouting of subglacial water flow between neighboring glaciers in West Greenland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 121(5), 925–938.


  • Bell R.E., Tinto, T., Das, I., Wolovick, M., Chu, W., Creyts, T. T., Frearson, N., Abdi, A., Paden, J. D., Deformation, warming and softening of Greenland’s ice by refreezing meltwater. Nature Geoscience. 7(7), 497–502. doi:10.1038/ngeo2179