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The Chasing Icebergs Project – Dr. Kristin Schild – Brown Bag Seminar
September 26, 2018 @ 12:00 am
During the summers of 2017 and 2018, Kristin Schild, along with colleagues from the University of Oregon, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography conducted simultaneous glaciological and oceanographic field campaigns in Sermilik Fjord, southeast Greenland. The goal of the project was aimed at constructing a detailed picture of iceberg geometry and obtaining direct measurements of iceberg melt. This project combined ship-based multibeam submarine scans, aerial drone mapping, high precision iceberg-mounted GPS, and ocean hydrography measurements to quantify iceberg melt rates and better understand the impact of meltwater throughout the water column. In this presentation, Kristin will discuss the fieldwork and outcomes of the 2017 and 2018 ‘Chasing Icebergs’ field campaigns, and goals of the 2019 final field season.