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Summary of Proposal GEO1524

TitleNew data to constrain glacier velocities in Alaska, Patagonia, and the Russian Arctic
Investigator Pritchard, Matthew - Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Science
Team Member
Research Associate Willis, Mike - Cornell University, Earth & Atmospheric Science
Postdoc Elliott, Julie - Cornell University, Earth & Atmospheric Science
Crosby, Christopher - UNAVCO, N/A
SummaryThis project will purchase new pairs of TerraSAR-X images to measure the velocities of fast-moving outlet glaciers in Alaska, Patagonia and the Russian Arctic that are the focus of ongoing research from our group. We will purchase new acquisitions over only a few glaciers in each large region. There are not sufficient archived TerraSAR-X observations of most of our glaciers of interest. We have submitted proposal GEO1523 to use archived TerraSAR-X acquisitions. The goals of these projects are to understand the variations in the velocities of these glaciers due to seasonal effects,long-term climate change, and other dynamic processes. Funding for the Russia project is from a US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) grant and the Alaska project is from an US National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. Funding for the Patagonia workis part of pending proposals to NSF and NASA.

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