Stacy Larochelle

I’m a postdoctoral research scientist in the Polar Geophysics Group working with Jonathan Kingslake, Meredith Nettles and Laura Stevens (Oxford). ​I 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. 

Fields of Interest

glaciology, hydrology, earthquakes, geodesy, solid and fluid mechanics


PhD in Geophysics, 2022, Caltech

M.S. in Geophysics, 2018, Caltech

B.Eng. in Civil Engineering, 2016, McGill University

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,