CReSIS in the News

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CReSIS partners on multimillion dollar DoD grant

CReSIS is collaborating the Kansas State University and the University of Tennessee Space Institute to "engage students in cutting-edge research" with the Department of Defense.

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CReSIS scientists quoted in Science

CReSIS glaciologist Leigh Stearns was quoted in a recent issue of Science about "disproportionately higher rates of disqualification for underrepresented groups" before polar deployments. Stearns led authorship of an open letter to the National Science Foundation to advocate for reform to its Polar Physical Qualifying Program.
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CReSIS research in a recent issue of Nature

CReSIS's own John Paden published work in Nature last week in collaboration with the British Antarctic Survey and Cornell University as part of the MELT project.

Recent Externally Funded Awards:

  • Leigh Stearns, Characterizing Future Changes in Glacier Melt, Snow Melt, and Regional Runoff to Inform Adaptation Decisions in High Mountain Dependent Economies, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Leigh Stearns, Fjord Systems, Marine Mammals, and Subsistence Hunting in East Greenland, University of Washington
  • John Paden, Operational Multichannel Snow Radar for Swath Mapping of Snow Layers on Ice Sheets, Sea Ice, and Land, NASA
  • Daniel Gomez Garcia Alvestegui, Integration of the Snow Radar onto a Long-Endurance Unmanned-Aerial-Vehicle for Thickness Measurements of Snow over Sea-Ice and Land-Ice, NASA
  • John Paden, Collaborative Research: EAGER: A Dual-Band Radar for Measuring Internal Ice Deformation: A Multipass Ice-Penetrating Radar Experiment on Thwaites Glacier and the McMurdo Ice Shelf, National Science Foundation

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CReSIS researchers "have received almost $1 million from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program to design and build an adaptable radar system for long-range unmanned aerial systems."
the Vanilla UAS — a system ruggedized for cold weather that could greatly extend the range of research flights operated by scientists at CReSIS and other collaborations. Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Michael Schutt