Dr. K.M. (Karen) Simon


I received my PhD in geophysics/geodynamics from the University of Victoria (Victoria, Canada) and my MSc from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada). Since then, I have worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Department at TU Delft, and at NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research.


Research themes: glacial isostatic adjustment, sea-level change (Holocene and present-day), solid Earth deformation

Simon, K.M., Riva, R.E.M., Kleinherenbrink, M., and Frederikse, T. (2018).The glacial isostatic adjustment signal at present day in northern Europe and the British Isles estimated from geodetic observations and geophysical models. Solid Earth 9: 777-795, doi:10.5194/se-2018-8.

Simon, K.M., Riva, R.E.M., Kleinherenbrink, M., and Tangdamrongsub, N. (2017). A data-driven model for constraint of present-day glacial isostatic adjustment in North America, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 474: 322-333, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2017.06.046.

Frederikse, T., Simon, K., Katsman, C.A., and Riva, R. (2017). The sea-level budget along the northwest Atlantic coast: GIA, mass changes and large-scale ocean dynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research 122: 5486-5501, doi:10.1002/2017JC012699. 

Simon, K.M., James, T.S., Henton, J.A., and Dyke, A.S. (2016). A glacial isostatic adjustment model for the central and northern Laurentide Ice Sheet based on relative sea-level and GPS measurements, Geophysical Journal International 205: 1618-1636, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw103.

Simon, K.M., James, T.S., and Dyke, A.S. (2015). A new glacial isostatic adjustment model of the Innuitian Ice Sheet, Arctic Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews 119: 11-21, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.04.007.

Simon, K.M., James, T.S., Forbes, D.L., Telka, A.M., Dyke, A.S., and Henton, J.A. (2014). A relative sea-level history for Arviat, Nunavut, and implications for Laurentide Ice Sheet thickness west of Hudson Bay, Quaternary Research 82: 185-197, doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2014.04.002.

Simon, K.M., James, T.S., and Ivins, E.R. (2010). Ocean loading effects on the prediction of Antarctic glacial isostatic uplift and gravity rates, Journal of Geodesy 84: 305-317, doi:10.1007/s00190-010-0368-4.

Karen Simon


  • K.M.Simon@tudelft.nl
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

    Building 23


    Room number: 2.28