• The Programme

UACE2021: 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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