The Scientist Is In: Secrets Beneath the Ice

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Aerial view of Greenland ice sheet shows rivers and ponds forming on the surface of the ice. Streams and rivers that form on top of the Greenland ice sheet during spring and summer are the main agent transporting melt runoff from the ice sheet to the ocean.
Courtesy of Maria-José Viñas/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
What if all the ice in Greenland were to melt? 

The Greenland ice sheet could contribute 23 feet of sea level rise if it were to melt completely. Join glaciologist Ben Keisling, who will show us how he combines ice core data and climate models to reconstruct Greenland‐wide temperatures for seasons over the last 22,000 years, and find out more about what our climate future holds.

Watch a recording of the livestream below.


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