Greenland Field Science Workshop 2021

On September 14 and 16, 2021, a virtual meeting was held to discuss future goals for NASA and NSF-funded field projects working on the Greenland Ice Sheet. The meeting was designed to be a combination of what in the past has been the GEOSummit workshop discussing future science goals at NSF's Summit Station, Greenland, and a mini, field-centric version of NASA's PARCA meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the science and results emerging from the various field campaigns supported by NASA and NSF and possible synergies between deploying projects.


Zoom Recordings


Day 1 Sept 14, 2021

12:30-13:30 NASA and NSF program updates and question
Jen Mercer NSF Arctic Program updates
Thorsten Markus NASA Cryosphere updates
13:30-14:30 5 min talks:
Martin Truffer: The role of meltwater in fast flowing and rapidly changing outlet glaciers
Jonny Kingslake: Greenland Ice Sheet dynamic response to inland expansion of a hydrologically-active ice-sheet bed
Sasha Leidman: Seasonal Evolution of Supraglacial Floodplains on the Greenland ice sheet
Asa Rennermalm: Representing surface meltwater runoff in Greenland ice sheet models
Adrian McCullum: Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) on polar traverses (recorded)
14:30-14:45 Break
14:45-16:00 5 min talks:
Betsy Andrews: NOAA aerosol measurements at Summit
Chris Shuman: Melt events at Summit
Jing Xiao: Refreezing in the firn of the Greenland ice sheet: spatiotemporal variability and implications for ice sheet mass balance
Erich Osterberg: GreenTracs2
Jason Briner: GreenDrill

Day 2 Sept 16, 2021

12:30-12:40 Welcome
12:40-13:30 5 min talks:
Abby Vieregg: RNO-G: The Radio Neutrino Observatory in Greenland
Kelly Brunt: ICESat2 Traverse, Summit Station
Santiago de la Pena: Continuous measurements of Surface Mass Balance and firn-induced elevation change in the Greenland interior
Surendra Adhikari: Continuous monitoring of glacial discharge using a bedrock GNSS network
Thomas Chen: Uummannaq region on fjords and glaciers
13:30-13:40 Break
13:40-14:20 5 min talks:
Kiya Riverman: Geophysical observations of the subglacial lake and Hiawatha impact crater in Northwest Greenland
Ian Joughin: NISAR cal/val plans
Eric Rignot: Oceans Melting Greenland, Ilulissat Fjord and NW Greenland
Ute Herzog: Water on/in ice, glacial melt and acceleration and ICESat-2
14:20-15:20 Synergies in fieldwork campaigns discussion
15:20-15:30 Break
15:30-16:30 Summit Station Listening session