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Muddy waters: First mapping of Greenland sedimentation rates shows a turbulent system

Muddy waters: First mapping of Greenland sedimentation rates shows a turbulent system

A new study has measured the sediment carried by Greenland’s rivers to the ocean, with implications for marine ecosystems, carbon in the ocean, and dynamics of the coastal zone. Led by INSTAAR researchers and published today in Nature Geoscience, the study is the first to quantify in detail the concentrations of sediment in rivers flowing from Greenland to the sea.

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Alan Townsend named new director of INSTAAR

Alan Townsend named new director of INSTAAR

After an internal search, Terri Fiez, Interim Dean of the Institutes and Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation, appointed Alan R. Townsend director of INSTAAR on October 2nd.

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In memoriam: Parker E. Calkin, 1933-2017

We are grieved by the loss of Parker Calkin, glacial geologist and long-time INSTAAR Affiliate, who passed away June 10, 2017.

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Events Calendar

Geography colloquium: How bedrock composition controls ecosystem productivity and drought resilience

The availability of water and nutrients in soil and weathered rock influences the distribution of vegetation and its vulnerability to land use and…

Monday Seminar: El Niño in a foram shell: Extracting past interannual variability from marine sedime

Abstract El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the leading source of interannual climate variability, but its future behavior…

Communicating science in a “post-truth” world

Leading science journalists will discuss how current events are influencing science journalism – and societies’ conversations. Speakers…

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Seminars

Monday Seminar: El Niño in a foram shell: Extracting past interannual variability from marine sedime

Abstract El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the leading source of interannual climate variability, but its future behavior…

Monday Seminar: Laurentide ice sheets, Isthmus of Panamá, & the Great American Biotic Interchange

Full title Laurentide ice sheets, the Isthmus of Panamá, & the Great American Biotic Interchange: A tectonic red herring inserted between…

Monday Seminar: High resolution DEMs/imagery


Grad Student Talks

Grad student talk: Modeling aspect controlled formation of seasonally frozen ground at Gordon Gulch

Grad student talk: A high-resolution lipid biomarker perspective on North Iceland Shelf marine…

Full title A high-resolution lipid biomarker perspective on North Iceland Shelf marine climate over the last millennium


Conferences