KU researchers make new discoveries in glaciers

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KU researchers make new discoveries in glaciers
Posted: October 2, 2014

Kansas University researchers say they have discovered new details below two glaciers that will help provide more accurate predictions about rising sea levels caused by climate change.

The findings by the KU-based Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) were published in the lead article in the most recent issue of Journal of Glaciology.

The research focuses on the Jacobshavn Glacier in Greenland and Byrd Glacier in Antarctica.

The research team successfully gathered data to map the topography of the beds of the two glaciers.

"Bed topography is very important to understanding and modeling of the speedup of glaciers like Jakobshavn," said Prasad Gogineni, distinguished professor in the KU School of Engineering and director of CReSIS.

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