CReSIS publishes article on glacial research

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CReSIS publishes article on glacial research
Posted: October 22, 2014

Recently, the Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, or CReSIS, a National Science Foundation center based at the University of Kansas, published an article in the Journal of Glaciology about its recent findings in the topography of two glaciers in Antarctica and Greenland.

CReSIS, established in 2005 as part of NSF’s Science and Technology program is led by the University of Kansas, according to the CReSIS website, but also includes Elizabeth City State University, Indiana University, University of Washington, Pennsylvania State University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Association of Computer and Information Science Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions.
“Our overarching goal is to be able to provide the science community with the instrumentation and methods to evaluate sea level rise, focused specifically on the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica,” said graduate research assistant Cameron Lewis, a PhD student from Lawrence.
As the hub of the program, the University’s part of CReSIS focuses on the actual radars and other instruments used to measure the melting of these glaciers.
“Here in Nichols Hall, we’re all electrical engineers," Lewis said. "Our focus is designing the actual physical radars, building them, troubleshooting them, operating them in the field to collect the data. Then we provide the information to the science community at large."

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