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National Science Foundation features KU ice sheet researchers in video

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I'm in a video-sharing kind of mood today, so here's another. The National Science Foundation released this clip this week about KU's Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, which goes by an acronym that I always have to double check, CReSIS:

It's part of a weekly video series produced by the NSF about scientific research around the country called "Science Nation." An accompanying page has some more photos and information about CReSIS.

The video has some cool footage of KU researchers and students working on and flying the unmanned aircraft that the center equips with radar technology to measure and predict how ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are changing because of climate change.

CReSIS assisted with a study involving researchers from all over the world, published last month, that provided new clues about what could happen to the Greenland ice sheet if global temperatures go higher.

I'm on a roll now, so if you've got any other KU-related videos for me to share, pass them on along with your KU news tips to merickson@ljworld.com.

Comments

Jeff Kilgore 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks, Matt. Great video. Very necessary and impressive work being done far from home. Dangerous too.

merickson 1 year, 9 months ago

Hey folks, I just noticed that the video I tried to embed in this post isn't showing up for me. If you can't see it, either, just go to this link to watch it:

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/cresis.jsp

-Matt

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