2021_programme: Recent Progress in Monitoring Tidewater Glaciers with Passive Cryoacoustics



    • Day: Tuesday 22nd
        Location / Time: Room A at 18:00-18:20 (EEST, UTC+3)
    • Session: 02. Acoustics in polar environments
      Organiser(s): Tegowski Jaroslaw, Blondel Philippe, Sagen Hanne
      Chairperson(s): Tegowski Jaroslaw, Blondel Philippe, Sagen Hanne
    • Lecture: Recent Progress in Monitoring Tidewater Glaciers with Passive Cryoacoustics [ invited]
      Paper ID: 1552
      Author(s): Glowacki Oskar, Vishnu Hari, Stokes Dale, Chitre Mandar, Johnson Hayden, Tegowski Jaroslaw
      Presenter: Deane Grrant
      Presentation type: Oral, pre-recorded
      Abstract: Sea level rise and the input of fresh meltwater into northern latitudes are pressing concerns, motivating studies of the stability of marine-terminating glaciers. The logistical difficulties and outright dangers of working near a glacier terminus make remote sensing techniques for the study of terminus behavior especially important. Passive cryoacoustics – making use of the ambient soundscape to quantify ice-ocean interactions – show promise as a remote sensing technique for iceberg calving and terminus melting. Here we summarize progress in the development of these acoustic tools and describe recent accomplishments and ongoing challenges.
    • Corresponding author: Dr Deane Grrant
      Affiliation: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
      Country: United States
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