Icon Greenland Petermann Glacier 2010-2013
Andreas Muenchow
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
University of Delaware

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Growing out of an ocean-ice observing experiment in Nares Strait that started in 2003, a group of scientists from Canada, England, Denmark, and the USA noticed that between Aug.-3 and Aug.-5 of 2010 an exceptionally large piece of ice broke off Petermann Glacier, Greenland. MODIS satellite imagery reveals the event with digital data that were processed at the University if Delaware from raw L0 to intermediate L1B data gridded to the location. This event took place about 3 weeks after our group submitted a manuscript entitled "Ocean Circulation and Properties in Petermann Fjord, Greenland" for peer review that has since been published (.pdf). This work and web-site is supported by the National Science Foundation award 1022843 with an educational (2011) and logistical (2012) supplement.

2013:

Jun.: Decadal Variability of Petermann Gletscher Presentation at Clivar Workshop
May: Petermann Ocean Ice Shelf Experiment NSF proposal declines
Jan.: Decadal variability of Petermann Gletscher Abstract, Davos Converence submitted

2012:

Oct.: Petermann Ocean Ice Shelf Experiment Collaborative NSF proposal submitted
Aug.: UDel Update: On the frontlines Press Release
Aug.: CCGS Henry Larsen's Nares Strait Expedition Science Report
Jul.: IcySeas: Oceanography of Petermann Fjord and Glacier Melting IcySeas blog
Jul.: IcySeas: Petermann glacier, ice islands, and changing climate IcySeas blog
Jul.: UDel Update: Greenland glacier loses ice Press Release
May: "Dynamic Response of Greenland's Marine Terminating Glaciers ..." U.S. CLIVAR Report No. 2012

2011:

Dec.: "Understanding Ocean/Ice-Shelf/Ice-Sheet Interactions" NSF Workshop, San Francisco
Aug.: "Petermann Ocean Ice Shelf Experiment (POISE)" NSF Proposal declined
June: "Warming and Freshening of Nares Strait Bottom Waters off NW Greenland" Accepted Submission
Apr.: "Context for the recent massive Petermann Glacier calving" Published contribution to EOS
Mar.: "Warming and Freshening of Nares Strait Bottom Waters off NW Greenland" Invited Submission
Feb.: "Baffin Island and West Greenland Current Systems" Submitted to J. Phys. Oceanogr.
Jan.: "Ocean Circulation and Properties in Petermann Fjord" J. Geophys. Res., 2011

2010:

Nov.-10: "Petermann Ocean Ice Shelf Interaction Experiment" NSF Proposal submitted
Sept.-2: "Context for the recent ice island calving of ... " Submitted contribution to EOS
Sept.-2: AGU Session C19: Arctic Atmosphere-Sea-Ice-Land-Hydrology Invited Contribution
Aug.-30: National Journal Expert Blogs Energy & Environment Invited contribution
Aug.-23: National Journal Expert Blogs Energy & Environment Invited contribution
Aug.-10: Select Committee of Energy Independence and Global Warming Testimony .pdf
Aug.-9: NYT Blog about Energy and Environment Article
Aug.-9: NYT Dot Earth Highlight
Aug.-6: UDel Update: Greenland glacier calves ice island ... Press Release
Jul.-13: "Ocean Circulation and Properties in Petermann Fjord" Submitted paper

2009:

Aug.: CCGS Henry Larsen's Nares Strait Expedition

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