IARPC Glaciers and Sea Level Collaboration Team: Jason Amundson, LeConte Glacier
Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) is initiating
implementation of Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021. I and my colleague Bill
Wiseman will be leading the Glaciers & Sea-level Collaboration Team (GSLCT),
and we invite all interested researchers
and stakeholders to participate in our first meeting on 9 February at 9 AM
Alaska Time (1 pm EST).
meeting, Jason Amundson will deliver a talk entitled: “Investigating the impact
of subglacial discharge on plume dynamics and submarine melting: An update from
LeConte Glacier, AK" Jason will update the community on the ice-ocean
interaction project at the most southerly tidewater glacier in North America.
The LeConte project is in year 2 of 3, and Jason plans to share how the team is
integrating time lapse and mooring observations to better understand fjord
circulation, among other topics.
collaboration teams are designed to assist the bi-directional flow of information between the research community and
Federal agencies. Think of it as a regular science workshop, but on an ongoing
and monthly basis. For example, researchers present their research to
peers and program managers and learn about new research efforts within their
field. Program managers learn
about one another’s programs, and identify synergies between programs and
-- Shad O'Neel USGS Glaciologist Alaska Science Center 4210 University Dr. Anchorage AK 99508 907.786.7088