Next week’s webinar…

Nicholas D. Holschuh on “The Competition Between Interior Thinning and Marginal Retreat at Thwaites Glacier”

📅 Wednesday, March 6th at 9am EST

Nicholas D. Holschuh’s research examines the physical processes that govern glacier change from the equator to the poles. Glaciers in the mid-latitudes are the capacitors of the hydrologic system, accumulating snow in the wet season and discharging it in the dry season, providing critical water resources to water-stressed communities in Asia and South America. Ice Sheets at the poles buffer global sea-level, and future rapid ice loss from the ice sheets represents the largest source of uncertainty in coastal hazards over the next century. Independent of the unknowns regarding future emissions and climate sensitivity, there are huge gaps in our understanding of how and why glaciers behave the way they do. Nicholas uses geophysical observations to characterize the modern state, the integrated history, and the likely future behavior of glaciers around the world.