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Greenland Ice Sheet motion, ice-ocean interactions, and other ambitions to understand the cryosphere

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Ice sheet mass loss has wide-ranging impacts, from increasing global sea level to changing regional ocean characteristics via heightened freshwater flux to influencing local ecosystem function. The modern satellite era provides unprecedented opportunities to understand ice sheet behaviour and its associated effects. Dr. Moon will discuss on-going work to understand fast moving outlet glaciers that connect the interior of the Greenland Ice Sheet to the ocean and new research determining the near-glacier fingerprint of freshwater flux once ice is lost from the ice sheet. Her research explores seasonal to decadal timescales, taking advantage of remote sensing instruments to understand changes across the entire ice sheet on the level of detail of individual glaciers and fjord systems. Along with discussing connections between rapidly changing ice sheet areas and broader environmental system, she will highlight new datasets that continue to increase scientists’ skill at characterizing, understanding, and predicting ice sheet change in a warming world.

This talk is part of the Scott Polar Research Institute - Physical Sciences Seminar series.

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