Kyle Duncan joined CICS-MD & the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center at the University of Maryland in January 2015. He is based at the NOAA Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry, College Park, Maryland, as a Faculty Research Assistant. Kyle earned a B.S. degree in Physical Sciences from the University of Maryland in 2011 and received an M.S. degree in Geology from the University at Buffalo in June 2015. His main research interests include active remote sensing, laser altimetry over sea ice and ice sheets, and the impact of polar climate change on the Earth’s climate system.