Ask a Geologist: Greenland Glaciology

Date

Jun 11 2020

Time

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Speakers

  • Sasha Leidman

    Sasha Leidman is a Geography PhD Student in the Department of Geography. He studies how melting on the Greenland Ice Sheet affects how much sunlight the ice can absorb. Increased melting on the surface of the ice caused by climate change increases the number of dark surfaces, resulting in even more sunlight absorption and melting. Sasha studies this potential domino effect at two locations on the ice sheet. In the upper regions, he drills shallow ice cores looking for layers of dark, refrozen melt-water in the snow. In lower regions, he wade through streams flowing over the ice taking velocity, brightness, and GPS measurements to determine how these rivers will change their shape in warming climates. More Information about Sasha

As part of the Rutgers Geology Museum’s “Ask A Geologist” Series, Geography Ph.D. student Sasha Leidman will be giving a short presentation about Greenland Glaciology and then answering your questions about it!

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Sasha Leidman AAG -- All relevant info also on page.

Date

Jun 11 2020

Time

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer

Rutgers Geology Museum
Website
https://geologymuseum.rutgers.edu