Dr. Kimberley Rain Miner

Dr. Kimberley R. Miner is a Climate Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California, and a Climate Change Institute Research Assistant Professor. At JPL, Kimberley works on the Arctic Methane Project looking at the impacts of climate change in the Arctic.

Kimberley is a graduate of Columbia University (MPA) and the University of Maine (Ph.D.). She is also a Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security in DC and Co-chair of the NASA Interagency Forum on Climate Change Risks, Impacts, and Adaptation.

Kimberley has studied climate change with multi-national teams in Canada, Switzerland, and Alaska. Asa result of her Ph.D. research,  she developed the first health assessment of glacial meltwater pollution. For this groundbreaking work, she received fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the Switzer Foundation.

Before her Ph.D., Kimberley worked at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the NYC Office of Emergency Management. In these roles, she developed platforms for science communication after Hurricane Sandy. Following this work, she was asked to join the 2014 Antarctica expedition where she traveled by boat to study Antarctic climate change.

Kimberley is a Black belt, certified Wilderness Firefighter and First Responder, and has an awesome rescue dog named Darby.


Field research areas include:



Swiss Alps

Italian Alps

Mt. Everest


More information and media links can be found at drkimberleyrain.com


Miner discovers DDT in remote Alaska glacier and meltwater

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