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MRI: Development of a Wirelessly-Connected Network of Seismometers and GPS Instruments for Polar and Geophysical Research
Entry ID: NSF-ANT10-39982

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Knowledge of englacial and subglacial conditions are critical for ice sheet models and predictions of sea-level change. Some of the critical variables that are poorly known but essential for improving flow models and predictions of sea-level change are: basal roughness, subglacial sedimentary and hydrologic conditions, and the temporal and spatial variability of the ice sheet flow field. ...

Improved knowledge of the flow law of ice, the sliding of glaciers and ice streams, and paleoclimate history will contribute to assessments of the potential for abrupt ice-sheet mass change, with consequent sea-level effects and significant societal impacts. This improved modeling ability will be a direct consequence of better knowledge of the physical properties of ice sheets, which this project will facilitate. The development effort will be integrated with the undergraduate education program via the capstone design classes in EE and the senior thesis requirement in Geoscience. The PIs will also form a cohort of first-year and sophomore students who will work in their labs from the beginning of the project to develop specifications through the commissioning of the network.

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Description: NSF Award Abstract #1039982
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-09-15T00:00:00.000Z
Stop Date: 2015-08-31T23:59:59.999Z
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United States Antarctic Program Data Center
Data Center URL: http://www.usap-dc.org/

Data Center Personnel
Email: info at usap-data.org
Contact Address:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
Email: sxa17 at psu.edu
Email: sak at essc.psu.edu
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Pennsylvania State University
Dept of Geosciences
442 Deike Bldg
City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: US
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DIF Creation Date: 2015-11-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-04-21