Beata Csatho

PhD (she/her/hers)

Beata Csatho.

Beata Csatho

PhD (she/her/hers)

Beata Csatho

PhD (she/her/hers)


Remote sensing, glaciology, climate change, geophysics


PhD, Geophysics, University of Miskolc, Hungary – 1993

Research Interests

Monitoring ice sheet mass balance and ice dynamics to understand ongoing rapid cryospheric changes; combining geophysical, remote sensing, climate and glaciological observations to understand the linkages between subglacial geology and ice sheet dynamics; reconstructing cryospheric changes from historical observations; developing new methods for change detection, data fusion and visualization to support Earth science applications.

Course Offerings

  • GLY 465/565 – Environmental remote sensing
  • GLY 325 – Geophysics

Current Students

  • Hui Gao - PhD
  • Eric Bruno Kabe Moukete - PhD
  • Kevin Griswold - MS

Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Ash Narkevic, PhD (2021-present)
  • Greg Babonis, PhD (2016-2018)
  • Sudhagar Nagarajan, PhD (2009-2012)
  • Taehun Yoon, PhD (2006-2008)

Recent Former Students

  • Ash Narkevic –  PhD (2021) – Dissertation Title: Temporal history of ice dynamics contribution to volume changes of southeast region of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
  • Carolyn Roberts - PhD (2020) – Dissertation Title: Hydrologic controls on ice dynamics inferred at Helheim Glacier southeast Greenland, from high-resolution surface-elevation record.
  • Lindsay Wendler – MS (2017)  - Thesis Title: Understanding the ice dynamics of the Upernavik Glacier in NW Greenland
  • Greg Babonis –  PhD (2016) – Dissertation Title: Detection and analysis of complex patterns of ice dynamics in Antarctica from ICESat laser altimetry.
  • Kyle Duncan – MS (2015)  - Thesis Title: Reconstructing surface elevation changes of Zachariæ   Isstrøm and Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden Glacier, NE Greenland.
  • David McCormick– MS (2015)  - Thesis Title: Quantifying forces controlling the 2004-2005 retreat, mass loss and speed-up of Kangerlussuaq Glacier, Greenland, from remotely sensing data.

Recent Publications

Schenk, T., B. Csatho, T. Neumann, 2022. Assessment of ICESat-2’s horizontal accuracy using precisely-surveyed terrains in McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antactica. IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sens. DOI:10.1109/TGRS.2022.3147722

MacGregor, J.A. et al., including B. Csatho, 2021. The scientific legacy of NASAs Operation IceBridge. Reviews of Geophysics, 59(2), e2020RG000712, DOI:10.1038/s41467-020-19580-5.

Sperhac, J.M., K. Poinar, R. Jones-Ivey, J.P. Briner, B. Csatho, S. Nowicki, E. Simon, E. Larour, J. Quinn, A. Patra, 2020. GHub: Building a Glaciology Gateway to Unify a Community. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 94, 833, DOI:10.1002/cpe.6130.

Khan, A.S., A.A. Bjørk, J.L. Bamber, M. Morlighem, M. Bevis, K.H. Kjær, J. Mouginot, A. Løkkegaard, D.M. Holland, A. Aschwanden, B. Zhang, V. Helm, N.J. Korsgaard, W. Colgan, N.K. Larsen, L. Liu, K. Hansen, V. Barletta, T.S. Dahl-Jensen, A.S. Søndergaard, B.M. Csatho, I. Sasgen, J. Box, T. Schenk, 2020. Centennial dynamic response of Greenlands three largest outlet glaciers. Nature Communications 11(5718), DOI:10.1038/s41467-020-19580-5.

Moon, T., A. Gardner, B. Csatho, I. Parmuzin, I, 2020. Rapid reconfiguration of the Greenland Ice Sheet coastal margin. Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth Surface, DOI:10.1029/2020JF005585.

Shekhar, P., B. Csatho, T. Schenk, C. Roberts, A.K. Patra, 2020. ALPS: A Unified Framework for Modeling Time Series of Land Ice Changes. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2020.3027190.

Smith, B., H.A. Fricker, A.S. Gardner, M. Brooke, J. Nilsson, P.S. Fernando, N. Holschuh, S. Adusumilli, K. Brunt, B. Csatho, K. Harbeck, T. Markus, T. Neumann, M.R. Siegfried, H.J. Zwally, 2020. Pervasive ice sheet mass loss reflects competing ocean and atmosphere processes. Science, 368(6496), 1239-1242, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz5845.

IMBIE Team, including B. Csatho, B, 2020. Mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2018, Nature, 579(7798), 233239, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1855-2.

Briner, J., et al., including B. Csatho, 2020. Rate of mass loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet will exceed Holocene values this century. Nature, 586, 7074,, DOI:10.1038/s41586-020-2742-6.

Hamlington, B. et al., including B. Csatho, 2020. Understanding of contemporary regional sea level change and the implications for the future. Reviews of Geophysics, 58(3), 1527-1539, DOI:10.1029/2019RG000672.

Smith, B., H.A. Fricker, N. Holschuh, A.S. Gardner, S. Adusumilli, K. Brunt, B. Csatho, K. Harbeck, A. Huth, T. Neumann, J. Nilsson, M.R. Siegfried, 2019. Land ice height-retrieval algorithm for NASAs ICESat-2 photoncounting laser altimeter. Remote Sensing of Environment, 233, 111352, DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2019.111352.

Shepherd, A., E. Ivins, and the IMBIE team, including B. Csatho, 2018. Mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet from 1992 to 2017. Nature, 558, 209-212, DOI:10.1038/s41586-

Porter, D.F., K.J. Tinto, R.E. Bell, A.L. Boghosian, B.M. Csatho, J.R. Cochran, JR, 2018. Identifying spatial variability in Greenland's outlet glacier response to ocean heat. Front Earth Sci, 6(90), DOI:10.3389/feart.2018.00090.

Dow, C.F., M.A. Werder, G. Babonis, S. Nowicki, R. Walker, B. Csatho, M. Morlighem, 2018. Dynamics of Active Subglacial Lakes in Recovery Ice Stream. J Geophys Res, Earth Surface, 123, 837-850, DOI:10.1002/2017JF004409.

Markus, T., T. Neumann, A. Martino, W. Abdalati, K. Brunt, B. Csatho, S. Farrell, H. Fricker, D. Harding, M. Jasinski, R. Kwok, D. Lubin, M. Lefsky, S. Luthcke, J. Morrison, R. Nelson, A. Neuenschwander, S. Palm, C.K. Shum, B. Schutz, B. Smith, J. Zwally, J, 2017. The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2): Science requirements, concept, and implementation. Rem Sens Environ, 190, 260-273, DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2016.12.029.

Shekhar, P., A. Patra, B. Csatho, 2017. Multiscale and Multiresolution methods for sparse representation of large datasets. Procedia Comput Sci, 108, 1652-1661, DOI:10.1016/j.procs.2017.05.220.