Glacial Assessment: Past, Present and Future: Acquisition of Essential Research Instrumentation
Entry ID: vanderveen_OPP0321053

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Summary
Abstract: The NSF OPP award # 0321053 supported a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
purchase of equipment for Ohio State University's Glacial Assessment Program
(GAP). The program has three major thrusts: 1) documenting ongoing and recent
glacier change primarily using geophysical methods including remote sensing; 2)
assessing the recent changes from a long-term perspective ... View entire text
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Description: Research at the Center focuses on the role of cold regions in the global
climate system, with major research themes focused on:

* climatic reconstruction of glacial and post-glacial times;
* polar ice-sheets: dynamics, history and ice-atmosphere interactions;
* high-latitude landform evolution, soils and hydrology;
* geologic evolution of Antarctica;
* and the history of polar exploration.

Scientists at the Byrd Center are reconstructing past climate by studying
chemical records preserved in ice cores collected from glaciers in Greenland,
China, Peru and Antarctica. Fossils provide important evidence for much older
changes in climate and plant fossils collected in the Transantarctic Mountains
indicate that parts of the southern continent were once forested. Environmental
studies include programs in Alaska and Russia which are concerned with
hydrologic and geochemical cycles in permafrost terrains and interactions with
the biosphere. Modern processes such as the motion of the great ice sheets and
the circulation of storm systems around Antarctica are being studied with
sophisticated computer models and with satellite-borne sensors capable of
imaging the surface through cloud cover and during the long polar night.

The Center has an archival program which is a collaborative effort of the
Center and The Ohio State University Libraries/Archives.
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Data Center
Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://bprc.osu.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CORNELIUS VAN DER VEEN
Email: vanderveen.1 at osu.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geological Sciences
275 Mendenhall Laboratory
125 South Oval Mall
City: Columbus
Province or State: OH
Postal Code: 43210-1308
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: vanderveen.1 at osu.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geological Sciences
275 Mendenhall Laboratory
125 South Oval Mall
City: Columbus
Province or State: OH
Postal Code: 43210-1308
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Van der Veen, C.J., and B. Csatho, "Spectral characteristics of Greenland
lichen.", GĂ©ographie Physique et Quaternaire, p. , vol. NA, (2006). Accepted

Csatho, B., C.J. van der Veen, and C. Tremper, "Trimline mapping from
multispectral Landsat ETM+ imagery.", GĂ©ographie Physique et Quaternaire, p. ,
vol. NA, (2006). Accepted

Bromwich, D.H., L-S. Bai, and ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-07-07
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