CIRES Fellow John Cassano is using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to study interactions between the Antarctic atmosphere, ocean, and sea ice. Cassano’s blog covers a trip in December 2013 and January 2014, when he and his colleagues camped in a remote location on the Ross Ice Shelf to deploy UAVs to better understand the Antarctic atmosphere.
Scientists from around the United States and the United Kingdom, including CIRES’ Ludovic Bariteau, are embarking on a five-week research cruise to study turbulent air-sea gas exchange during high winds and choppy seas. The High Wind Gas Exchange Experiment (HiWinGS) officially sets sail October 9th from Nuuk, Greenland. Follow the cruise’s progress through Ludovic Bariteau’s blog posts.
Since the deluge started, there has been a torrent of public interest in floods—everything from rainfall figures and records broken to the roles climate and natural cycles played in the disaster. Here, CIRES will regularly compile flood information and resources. This blog cannot be comprehensive, but will attempt to post scientifically accurate and germane information as it develops
CIRES research answers questions of importance to society, such as those associated with climate change, hazards, air quality, energy development and water resources. CIRES Education and Outreach helps scientists work directly with groups who use our science, such as educators and communities. This blog chronicles developments in geoscience education, new resources and opportunities, and scientists’ work in communities.
An award from NSF’s Office of Polar Programs is funding the Chu research group to deploy a Fe Boltzmann lidar to McMurdo, Antarctica to measure the middle and upper atmosphere for three years. Ultimately this project will complete an observational chain for Antarctica in combination with previous lidar measurements made at the South Pole and Rothera, Antarctica.
Visit the McMurdo, Antarctica Lidar Install Blog