Cryospheric Research Roundup
Laboratory Participates In 2015 Science Jamboree
A dozen members of the Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory participated in the 2015 Science Jamboree's, Goddard's yearly outreach event that bring together displays and demonstrations from all of the center's science divisions.
The laboratory's booth, which received visits from Chris Scolese, Goddard Center Director (pictured), Colleen Hartman, Science and Exploration Directorate (SED) Director and SED Deputy Director Piers Sellers, featured an over 200-year-old ice core from Greenland, a demonstration of glacier dynamics and models of the aircraft that Operation IceBridge uses in its Arctic and Antarctic campaigns. Member of the lab discussed cryospheric research with a constant stream of summer interns, day visitors and researchers from other laboratories, and handed out outreach materials on ICESat-2, Operation IceBridge and sea ice.
Parkinson Received 2015 Nordberg Award
The award was presented during the annual William Nordberg lecture held on June 10, where after a brief ceremony, Parkinson gave a talk titled "Climate Change as Revealed in Satellite Sea Ice Observations".
- Click here for more information on Parkinson’s Nordberg lecture.
Modeling Water Channels Under Greenland's Ice Sheet
Christine Dow recently published a study modeling how water channels develop under the Greenland Ice Sheet after a rapid surface lake drainage. Surface lakes on the Greenland Ice Sheet can drain to the bed in a matter of hours, causing the ice to quickly speed up over the course of a day. Directly accessing the bed of the Greenland Ice Sheet is very challenging, particularly in regions where ice is more than 3000 feet thick. As a result, numerical models using data collected from field work as inputs are an ideal way to assess development of drainage systems at the base of the ice.
- Dow's study can be found here.
National Science Foundation Funds Brunt's Study Of Antarctic Ice Flow
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Cryospheric Sciences at NASA Goddard
Cryospheric research at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center addresses the physics of ice sheets and glaciers, sea ice, snow on ice and land, and their roles in the global climate system.
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