Cryospheric Research Roundup
Carrying Fieldwork and Blogging From Antarctica
Ice sheet modelers Ryan Walker and Christine Dow are spending a month at the Jang Bogo station in Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica, to measure flexure of ice tongues due to ocean tides. The researchers are installing five GPS stations on floating sections of the Nansen Ice Shelf, to record uplift of the ice, plus two tilt sensors at the grounding line to measure subtle changes in ice uplift and motion.
- To read more about Walker and Dow’s field work, check out their blog.
IceBridge Flies Parallel Campaigns At Both Poles
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SIMPL Field Campaign in Greenland
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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.
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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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