Some Lab News...

Very excited to be part of EDGE Science Team ( May 2024)!

The Earth Dynamic Geodetic Explorer (EDGE) was selected by NASA to put forward a concept study for a future satellite mission to help better understand how our planet is responding to climate change. Sophie N is the Cryosphere Application lead for EDGE. You can read more about EDGE here and UB research news.

Sophie N is a speaker and panelist at the "From Ice Sheets to the Coast: Sea-Level Rise Impacts" workshop (University of Houston, April 2024)!

See here for workshop goals... Sophie learned a lot!

Ben presents virtually at EGU (Vienna/online, April 2024)!

Ben, Sophie G and Xiao present at NEGM (Boston, April 2024)!

Sophie G organises amazing Ghub workshop (Buffalo, April 2024)!

Sophie N gives a Climate and Cryosphere Webinar (March 2024)!

If you really want to watch the recording, it is here

Ana Carolina visits JPL as part of GRATE team meeting (Pasadena, February 2024)!

Sophie N participates in Amelia Earhart panel (Grand Island, February 2024)!

Eleanor and Ana Carolina's first AGU (San Francisco, December 2023)!

E. Byrne, S. Goliber, D. Fahrner, and S. Nowicki, Jupyther Notebook for education and outreach exploring glaciers, remote sensing and Python on Ghub, AGU General Assembly 2023, San Francisco 

A. Moraes Luzardi, S. Nowicki, D. Felikson, R. Oien, B. Csatho, J. Briner and K. Poinar, Greenland-wide geometry reconstruction at the Little Ice Age bounday, AGU General Assembly 2023, San Francisco

Sophie G wins UB "art of research" competition 

"Paint with all the colors of a glacier".  The Landsat 8 Satellite collects spectral information of the Earth's surface in 11 spectral bands, each spanning a different segment of the electromagnetic spectrum. The aim of conventional cameras is to capture the world as our eyes see  it, so they sense in the red, green, and blue wavelengths. Landsat can recreate the surface of the Earth to include to infrared wavelengths, which allow us to detect changes we cannot normally observe optically. In order to visualize these other wavelengths so our eyes can see them, we replace the Red, Green, or Blue channels in an image.

In this suite of images, different band combinations of Helheim glacier in Southwest Greenland are shown. Relative brightness and color in each of these images is due to the surfaces ability to reflect or absorb whatever wavelengths are included in each band composite. A true color or RGB image is located in the top left for comparison. 

All of this data is free and publicly available. Landsat 8 Band combinations in increasing order, starting in the top-left corner: 432, 546, 676, 675, 615, 576, 652, 564, 416

ISMIP6 wins IGS Richardson Medal and ISMIP7 starts... (2023) 

The entire ISMIP6 team is recognized for its academic and leadership activities in the design and production of future sea-level projections. This was a truly unexpected award for a group that begin in 2014...

Read the full description of the award on the IGS website and find out about ISMIP6 on our wiki!

Ana Carolina attends Karthaus Summer School (June 2023) 

Sophie N has an amazing trip (Antarctica - Jan 2023)