ICESat-2: Ice sheets and beyond
Dr. Kelly M. Brunt
Associate Research Scientist, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland
NASA Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory
General public lecture - free
A reception will be held in the LaSells Stewart Center Myrtle Tree Alcove following the lecture.
The NASA Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite 2 (ICESat-2) launched in September 2018. The satellite’s mission goals include the determination of changes in our polar ice sheets and the ultimate contribution of these changes to sea level rise. The satellite also collects earth science data globally. Dr. Brunt’s lecture will give an overview of the new technology and discuss how satellite laser altimetry data can be used to examine global issues of climate change and earth system trends.
Dr. Brunt works on NASA’s ICESat-2 mission examining the implications of changes in polar ice sheets for mean sea level rise. She received her Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Chicago in 2008 and was a postdoctoral scholar at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Friday, October 5, 2018 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall
875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, OR 97331