Water On, In, and Under the Greenland Ice Sheet

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

poinar greenland

Learn about the Greenland ice sheet, a frozen, forgotten land, in a lecture by glaciologist Kristin Poinar.

The Greenland ice sheet is massive, mysterious – and melting. Hidden beneath its surface is a vast aquifer that holds a Lake Tahoe-sized volume of water from the summer melt. Poinar's team is investigating the fate of this water. Does it stay put, or does it find its way out to the ocean and contribute to global sea level rise?

Kristin was a post-doc at NASA's Goddard Space Center and is currently a faculty member at the University at Buffalo.

Kristin Poinar at TED2017


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