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The secret life of glaciers: Lake sediments reveal a 10,000 year record of climate and ice

The secret life of glaciers: Lake sediments reveal a 10,000 year record of climate and ice

A team of past and present INSTAAR researchers have reconstructed the history of Teton Glacier, Wyoming, by analyzing sediment from alpine lakes. Their work is documented in a new study published this week in Science Advances.

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Mette Bendixen receives the AGU Science for Solutions Award

Mette Bendixen receives the AGU Science for Solutions Award

The American Geophysical Union has announced that INSTAAR postdoctoral scholar Mette Bendixen is the recipient of their 2020 Science for Solutions Award. The award follows Bendixen’s out-of-the-box work on an overlooked global challenge: the scarcity of sand resources.

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Arctic communities planning for abrupt permafrost thaw

Arctic communities planning for abrupt permafrost thaw

A new INSTAAR-led project will engage Indigenous and Western knowledge systems to better understand abrupt permafrost change in Alaska. The National Science Foundation selected the project as part of its Navigating the New Arctic funding area, one of ten “Big Ideas” that NSF is investing in as an area of profound national challenge and opportunity. The research project brings Alaskan communities together with social and natural scientists to examine changes in permafrost thaw lake environments, including associated effects on villages in the Yukon River watershed.

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Events Calendar

Grad student seminar: Semester kickoff, mini workshop on definitions, setting norms and goals

This semester, the grad student seminar series is organized by Eric Kennedy, Ethan Burns, and Holly Olivarez. The series will continue the antiracism…

INSTAAR seminar: Tyler Jones - Hidden climate signals in ice cores

This is a climate science story about resolution, time, and technology. It spans many decades, across ice core camps and continents.  In the…

INSTAAR seminar: Sarah Elmendorf - Warming impacts on Arctic and alpine plants

Full title Warming impacts on Arctic and alpine plants: Synthesizing experimental and observational data across the tundra biome

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Seminars

INSTAAR seminar: Tyler Jones - Hidden climate signals in ice cores

This is a climate science story about resolution, time, and technology. It spans many decades, across ice core camps and continents.  In the…

INSTAAR seminar: Sarah Elmendorf - Warming impacts on Arctic and alpine plants

Full title Warming impacts on Arctic and alpine plants: Synthesizing experimental and observational data across the tundra biome

Joint Earth Seminar: Reza Khatami - Characterizing land cover and vegetation dynamics using earth…

Geography is hosting this iteration of the Joint Earth Seminar Series. Full title Characterizing land cover and vegetation dynamics using earth…


Grad Student Talks

Grad student seminar: Semester kickoff, mini workshop on definitions, setting norms and goals

This semester, the grad student seminar series is organized by Eric Kennedy, Ethan Burns, and Holly Olivarez. The series will continue the antiracism…

Grad student seminar

I hope everyone had a restorative and restful winter break. As we move back into our classwork and research, I'd like to get the INSTAAR Graduate…

Graduate student seminar