University of Kansas
|When:||Friday, March 29, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join us for coffee beginning at 10:00 a.m.
|Where:||Seminar Conference Room, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 196-ROC, Austin, Texas 78758|
|Host:||Ginny Catania, UTIG|
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A doubling of the Greenland Ice Sheet's contribution to sea level rise in the last decade coincided with a retreat, speed-up and dynamic thinning of numerous outlet glaciers around the periphery. The synchronous and widespread glacier changes, and their coincidence with a period of oceanic and atmospheric warming, suggest a common climate driver. Yet the details of how potential forcing mechanisms govern responses in outlet glacier dynamics are still not fully understood, particularly the interaction of ice and ocean interactions. An overarching goal of my research is to provide fundamental process-based insight into the interaction between the ocean and atmosphere and Greenland's marine-terminating outlet glaciers. In this presentation I will outline some of the technology we've used to explore ice-ocean interactions, our scientific findings over the past few years, and the logistical challenges of studying the dynamic margins of outlet glaciers.