Stacy Larochelle

I'm a geophysicist interested in the various fluid-solid interactions that affect the stability and dynamics of geophysical systems such as glaciers, aquifers and faults. In the Polar Geophysics group at Lamont, I work with Jonny Kingslake, Meredith Nettles and Laura Stevens on understanding how increasing meltwater levels affect ice sheet dynamics using field- and satellite-based observations, data analysis and modeling.

Fields of Interest

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


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,