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DeFord Lecture: Luc Lavier

September, 19 2019

Time: 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JGB 2.324

Hot Science - Cool Talk \"Detecting Cancer by Touch\"

September, 20 2019

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Student Activity Center (SAC)

Cancer surgeries are complex procedures that require high levels of precision. New technologies that allow rapid and accurate detection of cancer during surgery could significantly improve treatment of cancer patients. Dr. Eberlin will share her team\'s breakthrough in developing the MasSpec Pen technology for rapid and accurate cancer detection during surgery.

UTIG Seminar Series: Donald Slater, Scripps

September, 20 2019

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: PRC ROC Room 1.603

Speaker: Donald Slater, Postdoctoral Scholar, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Host: Ginny Catania

Title: Effect of ocean variability on the Greenland Ice Sheet in the 20th and 21st centuries

Abstract: In recent decades, more than 95% of marine-terminating glaciers around the Greenland ice sheet have retreated, driving dynamic thinning of the ice sheet periphery and contributing significantly to sea level. These changes have been attributed largely to a warming of the ocean surrounding Greenland, and the subsequent increase in submarine melting of tidewater glacier calving fronts. Understanding the interaction of glaciers with the ocean is therefore thought to be a key process modulating Greenland ice sheet stability, yet is currently poorly understood.

This seminar will cover three related studies on Greenland ice sheet-ocean interactions. The first pairs unique ocean observations from within meters of a tidewater glacier with high-resolution ocean modeling to show that drainage of freshwater from beneath the glacier drives a fjord-wide circulation that doubles the total submarine melt rate. The second study addresses submarine melt variability at all of Greenland’s tidewater glaciers over the past century, suggesting that the atmosphere drives as much variability in submarine melting as the ocean. Lastly I will describe how ocean forcing of the Greenland ice sheet is represented in ISMIP6, our leading community effort to produce ice sheet sea level projections for the next IPCC assessment report. Together these studies go from detailed process understanding to Greenland ice sheet-wide sea level projections, along the way highlighting key unknowns and sources of uncertainty.

Alumni Reception during GSA in Phoenix

September, 23 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Counter, 50 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

DeFord Lecture: Michael Walter

September, 26 2019

Time: 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JGB 2.324

DeFord Lecture: Astrid Holzheid

October, 03 2019

Time: 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JGB 2.324

DeFord Lecture: Liviu Matenco

October, 10 2019

Time: 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: JGB 2.324

Save the Date - Annual Tailgate Party

October, 19 2019

Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: University of Texas at Austin campus