Return to the Research Projects at NSIDC page
This project is funded by NASA grant NNG06GA69G
Evaluate "at risk" ice shelves and outlet glaciers
Ted Scambos, C. Hulbe, and C. Shuman
The Antarctic Peninsula and other regions of frequent melting in the Antarctic represent regions where very rapid changes may occur as climate warms on the Antarctic perimeter. The grant supports remote sensing work combining MODIS image monitoring of ice edge changes and melt pond formation, with ICESat changes in elevation, Landsat and ASTER ice flow mapping, and radar backscatter changes as the firn evolves due to increased melt percolation. At present, research efforts have focused on Crane Glacier, a major glacier draining into the now-disintegrated area of the Larsen B ice shelf.
Contact NSIDC User Services for more information.