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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
GESTAR II Seminar
Too much and too little water: Using hydrometeorological modeling to characterize and understand water extremes
Dr. Mimi Hughes, Research Meteorologist, NOAA’s Physical Sciences Laboratory
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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Laboratory Seminar
Precipitation measurements, storms and power outages: keeping our lights on during natural disasters
Dr. Diego Cerrai, Professor, University of Connecticut, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Artificial Intelligence Town Hall
Join us for an Artificial Intelligence Town Hall hosted by Administrator Bill Nelson and Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy.
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Antarctic Sea Ice Hits Annual Minimum, Second Lowest On Record

On February 20th, 2024, Antarctic sea ice officially reached its minimum extent for the year. This cycle of growth and melting occurs every year, with the ice reaching its smallest size during the Southern Hemisphere's summer.

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Annual Minimum, Antarctic Sets New Record

Arctic sea ice likely reached its annual minimum extent on Sept. 19, 2023, making it the sixth-lowest year in the satellite record. Meanwhile, Antarctic sea ice reached its lowest maximum extent on record on Sept. 10 at a time when the ice cover should have been growing at a much faster pace.

Is Polar Ice Melting? We Asked a NASA Expert

Is polar ice melting? The sobering answer is yes, and it’s the number one contributor to sea level rise. NASA scientist Dr. Brooke Medley tells us how NASA studies the relationship between ice sheets and sea level to better understand our changing planet.

Two Scientists Have a Frank and Honest Discussion about Antarctica

NASA Glaciologists Kelly Brunt and Alex Gardner discuss the history, challenges, and evolution of mapping the Antarctic continent and what it means for science and society.

 

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Dr. Rachel Tilling (615/UMD) was featured in the ICESat-2 Mission’s “Voices in the Field” series. In the feature, Dr. Tilling...

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