Dr. Martin Sharp, Earth and Atmospheric Professor at the University of Alberta will present a seminar on Hypersaline subglacial lakes beneath the Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut.
Martin Sharp is a glaciologist with particular interests in interactions between glaciers and the climate system, and in hydrochemical processes in glacial environments. At present his research program is structured around field studies conducted at John Evans Glacier, Ellesmere Island, and combined field and remote sensing studies of the ice caps of the Queen Elizabeth Islands, Arctic Canada. Martin’s group runs the Glacier Hydrochemistry Lab (walk in freezer and analytical facility) and is extremely well equipped for glaciological fieldwork (radio echo sounder, ice coring equipment, differential GPS and total station survey equipment, automatic weather stations and stream monitoring stations, digital borehole inclinometer). Recently, it created an unparalled archive of imagery of the ice caps of the Canadian high Arctic (>10,000 aerial photographs, Landsat 7 ETM+ imagery, >200 Aster images, ERS1/2 and Radarsat SAR imagery (including interferometric coverage) and AVHrr and scatterometer imagery.
The seminar will take place at 3:45 pm (CST) on January 6, 2020 in NHRC 1261 (seminar room). This event will also be available via WebEx. Details are as follows:
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