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Subcontract: A Peek at the Past of Greenland Ice Sheet using Radar Layers and Modeling

Lead PI: Dr. Indrani Das Eric Larour, Joe MacGregor

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

February 2017 - September 2019
Inactive
Arctic ; Greenland
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Greenland Ice Sheet wide history of snow accumulation rates that extend to early Holocene are not currently available. This project uses radar internal layers, dates them using ice cores and derives accumulation rates that go back in time to early Holocene. At depth, the records of accumulation rates are derived after accounting for strain induced thickness change.

SPONSOR:

Jet Propulsion Lab, California Institute of Technology

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

National Aeronautics & Space Administration-NASA

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$118,870

KEYWORDS

surface mass balance ice sheets holocene ice sheet system model radar layers