B.A., Physics, Oxford University, UK, 1992

Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999

Areas of Interest:

Meteorology and Climate Dynamics, Surface Processes, Glaciology, Paleoclimate, Mountain-belt dynamics.


Adjunct professor, Atmospheric Sciences

Adjunct professor, Quaternary Research Center

Curriculum Vitae: (html) (sensible pdf) (full)

Publications: (list and pdfs)

Current Research:

NSF GRF ppt presentation for ESS594: (ppt)

Flowline glacier model (need both files) FlowlineGlacierModel.m glac_init_baker.mat

RoeBaker14, three-stage glacier model ThreeStageModel.m

Glacier flowline movies: glacier.mp4, Nigardsbreen.mp4.

Glacier attribution talkGlacRetreat.pptx

Class Information:

ESS 418: Geoscience Communication: class website (restricted)

ESS 310: Mathematical methods in the Earth Sciences

2019_Course_syllabus.docxclass website (restricted)

ESS590: Natural variability of glaciers

ESS 414/514: Geophysics - fluids

ESS 314: Expedition to Planet Earth

ESS 201: Earth System and Climate

ESS 516: Geophysics - the atmosphere

ESS 590: Knowability and no ability in Climate/Earth Sciences:
Class web site
Final incoherent thoughts - David and Gerard
Full record of comments/contributions (Summary here)

ESS 590: Heinrich events
Link to global map of proxies , Class web site

ESS519: Scientific writing


Alison Anders (ESS, PhD, 2005, Assoc. Prof., U. Illinois)!, Michael O’Neal (ESS, PhD, 2005, Assoc. Prof, U. Delaware)!, Drew Stolar (ESS, PhD, 2006, Ballard Power, Vancouver)!, Noah Finnegan (ESS, PhD, 2006, Assoc. Prof., UCSC)!, Summer Rupper (ESS, MSc, 2004; ESS, PhD, 2007, Assoc. Prof., U. Utah)*, Camille Li (ATM, PhD, 2007, Asst. Prof., U. Bergen)#, Kevin Rennert (ATM PhD 2007, Resources for the future)!, Kat Huybers (ESS, MSc 2007, PhD 2014, Visiting Prof., Pacific Lutheran U.)*, Jane Locke (ESS PhD 2008, Chevron) #, Jim Lutz (CFR PhD 2008, Asst Prof., Utah State)#, Robert Sheerer (ESS, MSc 2008)#, Eric Buer (ESS, MSc 2008, Consultant, Ridolfi Inc.)#, Jennifer Adams (CivE PhD 2007) #, Justin Minder (ATM PhD , 2010, Asst. Prof. Suny Albany)*, Kevin Wood (ESS PhD, 2010, scientist PMEL), Sandra Penny (ATM PhD 2013, Lecturer, Sage College)*, Michelle Koutnik (ESS PhD 2010, Asst.. Prof U. Wash.)#, Rachel Headley (ESS, PhD 2011, Asst. Prof. UWisc Parkside)!, Erin Burke (ESS MSc, 2012, Deschutes Public Library)*, Nichole Feldl (At. Sci. PhD 2013, Asst. Prof UC Santa Cruz)*, Angela Pendergrass (PhD 2013, postdoc NOAA)*, Kyle Armour (Physics, PhD 2012, Asst. Prof., UW)!, Brian Smoliak (At. Sci., PhD 2013, Climate Corporation) #, Nicholas Siler (At. Sci, PhD 2015, Asst Prof., Oregeon State)*, Leif Anderson (UColorado, PhD 2014, Postdoc, U Iceland)!, Nathan Steiger (At. Sci., PhD 2015, Postdoc Lamont Doherty)*, Bradley Markle (ESS PhD, 2017, postdoc UC Santa Barbara)!, Xiaojuan Li (At. Sci., PhD candidate)!, John Christian (ESS, PhD candidate)*, Tyler Cox (At. Sci, PhD candidate)

*formal advisor or co-advisor, !major research advisor, #committee member (with research input)

ESS Research Groups: Climate and Paleoclimate, Glaciology, Geomorphology, Quaternary Research,

                                        Structural geology, tectonics, and geodynamics

Gerard Roe, 


Associate Chair

Office: 361 JHN 

Phone: 206-697-3298

Fax: 206-543-0489 (shared)

E-Mail: gerard*

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