Greenland Survey Areas

  • Released Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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This animation starts with an overview of the Earth looking down upon North America. It then zooms into Greenland taking up most of the frame, and slowly dissolves in the research areas of interest. This animation ends where the following 4 animations pick up, so they can be composited together, if desired.

These visualizations were produced in support of the 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Session titled "Surprising Findings in Greenland's Melt Dynamics". The visualization shows each of the Greenland survey areas pertaining to each speakers research topic. Each survey area is color-coded according to the corresponding AGU Session and Speaker.

1.) RED

C018-2: 110 years of local glacier and ice cap changes in Central and North East Greenland - Anders Bjork, Natural History Museum of Denmark

2.) BLUE

C51C-06: Radar Detections of Buried Supraglacial Lakes Across the Greenland Ice Sheet - Lora Koenig, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder)


C025-2: Recent results on the Greenland Aquifer from remote sensing and in situ measurements - Richard Forster, University of Utah


C025-2: Massive Perched Ice Layers in the Shallow Firn of Greenland’s Lower Accumulation Area Inhibit Percolation and Enhance Runoff - Mike MacFerrin, CIRES, CU-Boulder


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This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:50 PM EDT.