Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

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Cryospheric and Polar Processes Seminar

Cryospheric and Polar Processes Seminar

‘Water on ice at all three poles: tracking surface lakes in Greenland, Antarctica and the Himalaya” by CIRES Visiting Fellow Ian Willis

Surface lakes play an important role in the mass balance and hydrology of glaciers, ice sheets and ice shelves. It is also becoming increasingly apparent that they influence: i) the flow dynamics of the Greenland ice sheet, delivering large volumes of water to the bed when they drain by hydro-fracture, then allowing melt water to access the bed via fractures for the rest of the summer; ii) the potential stability of Antarctic ice shelves, via loading and unloading as they fill and drain, thereby initiating flexure and possible fracture; and iii) risks associated with flooding to mountain and downstream communities in High Mountain Asia. Here I discuss some of the recent work I have been involved with investigating the roles of surface lakes in a variety of settings, tracking their seasonal and longer term evolution and impacts from satellite imagery.

date

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
11:00am to 12:00pm

location

RL-2, Room 155

Event Type

NSIDC

contact

Mistia.Zuckerman@colorado.edu
2018-09-05
 
ESOC Weekly Coffee

ESOC Weekly Coffee

date

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
9:00am to 10:00am

location

ESOC Reading Room

contact

ashley.olson@colorado.edu
2018-09-05
 
FOSEP Discussion

FOSEP Discussion

Interested in Science Policy? Or want to know what science policy even is?

11th Floor of Gamow Tower, Duane Physics
University of Colorado Boulder

Join CSTPR and the Forum on Science Ethics and Policy for lunch and an informal discussion with the panelists:

Dr. Waleed Abdalati, Director of Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Professor in Geography, Former Chief Scientist for NASA

Dr. Max Boykoff, Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, CIRES Fellow and Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

date

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
12:00pm to 1:30pm

location

11th Floor of Gamow Tower, Duane Physics

Event Type

CSTPR
2018-09-05