New Paper on Greenland Ice Sheet Supraglacial Rivers published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A new paper featuring research from our 2012 Greenland Ice Sheet field campaign was just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study is lead by Professor Laurence C. Smith at UCLA. Our study uses both satellite and field measurements to assess surface meltwater drainage conditions on the Greenland Ice Sheet. A copy of the paper can be accessed here: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/01/07/1413024112
To find out more about this paper please see the following articles:
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This paper has been dedicated to Dr. Alberto Behar who tragically passed away in an aircraft crash on Friday January 9, 2015. Dr. Behar designed most of the instrumentation crucial to this fieldwork. I am very lucky to work with Dr. Behar on a number of projects over the past 4 years. He was a mentor and a friend and will be missed by many. More information about Dr. Behar can be found here: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/12/too-soon-gone-alberto-behar-who-used-robots-and-rubber-ducks-to-probe-icy-secrets/?smid=fb-share
You can check out the UCLA press release here: http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/ucla-study-shows-rivers-meltwater-on-greenlands-ice-sheet-contribute-rising-sea-levels
My name is Lincoln H Pitcher. I am a graduate student in the Department of Geography at UCLA. My research focuses hydrologic and cryospheric systems and interfaces with emerging ground, air and spaceborne remote sensing and geospatial technologies. I aim to use these emerging technologies to enhance understanding of remote and logistically inaccessible places. My current research focuses on both Greenland and Arctic Alaska.