Megan Thompson-Munson


PhD Student
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of Colorado Boulder
Email: metm9666[at]
Twitter: @GlacialMeg
Lab Website
GitHub Profile


Megan is a first-year PhD student in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. She holds a master’s degree in Geology from the University of Wyoming and dual bachelor’s degrees in Geology and Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Megan studies firn processes on the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets and is interested in better understanding the interactions between the atmosphere and the surface of ice sheets.

Curriculum vitae (updated 30 April 2021)


PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

University of Colorado Boulder, in progress
Advisor: Dr. Jan Lenaerts

MS in Geology

University of Wyoming, 2020
Advisor: Dr. Neil Humphrey

BS in Geology; BS in Environmental Science

University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017
Advisor: Dr. Isla Castañeda


29 Mar 2021

Check out this page about icebergs that Megan wrote for

12 Mar 2021

Megan was recently interviewed about icebergs for the article, “How Does an Iceberg Really Float?”, on GlacierHub. Read the article here.

02 Mar 2021

Megan was interviewed about icebergs on ABC Radio Melbourne’s Breakfast with Sammy J.

18 Feb 2021

Check out Megan’s tweet about how icebergs float here and be sure to try out Josh Tauberer’s Iceberger website to draw an iceberg and see how it floats.