About ICF
Mason Fried
Managing Consultant, Climate Scientist
Utah
Mason Fried is a climate scientist who uses climate projections and analytics to assess climate and extreme weather risks and develop resilience solutions for clients in the public and private sectors.

Dr. Mason Fried is a climate scientist who uses climate projections and analytics to assess climate and extreme weather risks and develop resilience solutions for clients in the public and private sectors. Mason offers relevant climate expertise across a range of hazards such as sea level rise, tropical cyclones, and heat waves and has worked with transportation authorities, utilities, and regional governing agencies. He brings experience in physical climate science, climate modeling, remote sensing, and uncertainty calculation to inform climate and extreme weather resilience.

Mason’s previous experience includes serving as a postdoctoral scholar developing analytical approaches to understand modern climate change impacts at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics. He also took part in broad interdisciplinary NASA-funded research programs to improve projections of sea level rise contributions from the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets. He’s published first-author research in journals such as Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, and Annals of Glaciology as well as contributed to a range of reports and papers in consultancy and science.

Education
  • Ph.D., Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, 2018
  • MS, Geology, Portland State University, 2013
  • BA, Geosciences, Hamilton College, 2010
Publications
  • Distributed subglacial discharge drives significant submarine melt at a Greenland tidewater glacier, Geophysical Research Letters, 2015
  • Reconciling drivers of seasonal terminus advance and retreat at 13 central west Greenland tidewater glaciers, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2018
  • Distinct frontal ablation processes drive heterogeneous submarine terminus morphology, Geophysical Research Letters, 2019

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