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NSF-NERC: Stability and Instability of Records of External Drivers and Resulting Behavior of Thwaites Glacier

Lead PI: Dr. Frank O Nitsche

Unit Affiliation: Marine Geology & Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

April 2018 - March 2023
Active
Antarctica ; Southern Ocean ; Amundsen Sea ; Thwaites Glacier
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Thwaites Offshore Research (THOR) is a ship-based and ice-based project that will examine the sedimentary records both offshore from the glacier and beneath the ice shelf, together with glacial landforms on the sea bed, to reconstruct past changes in ocean conditions and the glaciers response to these changes.

SPONSOR:

University of Houston

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$177,720

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

University of Houston; British Antarctic Survey; University of Alabama, University of Virginia; Rice University

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1738942

KEYWORDS

glaciers migration ice sheets bathymetric pathways continental shelf sea level rise warm water

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate