July 6th, 2016 And now I'm off to Greenland! Once in Greenland, I will have been on all three of Earth's major ice sheets...all in the same year!
Our research team at SUNY Buffalo is headed to Greenland for the next six weeks to core lakes and collect samples along the southwestern margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Our NSF-funded research is a fantastic collaboration of scientists from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the University of Washington, UC Irvine, the University of Montana, and NASA. Together, we aim to better understand how the Greenland Ice Sheet has changed in the past, particularly over the last 10,000 years. By integrating paleoclimate data from lakes and the landscape, with climate and glacier computer modeling, we will gain a more detailed perspective on how the Greenland Ice Sheet will change in our warming world.