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1. Graduate Student Research, Accomplishments & Goals Jessica Ball, Geology Graduate Club President Patrick Whelley Geology Graduate Club Faculty & Alumni Liaison November 13, 2009

2. Remote Sensing & Paleoclimatology

3. Evolution of the Greenland Ice Sheet Greg Babonis, Heather Stewart, Melissa Zelazny Advisors: Dr. Bea Csatho, Dr. Jason Briner The Remote Sensing Lab is a multifunctional group well suited for interdisciplinary research. In addition, we provide access to data processing tools and techniques for any subdiscipline within the geology department. Current projects undertaken by the RSL include topics as diverse as Investigating Ice Dynamics to Determining Site Suitability For Carbon Sequestration. This slide is illustrating some results from Heather Stewart’s recently completed MS Thesis, which combined remote sensing work with field measurements from Jason Briner’s climate group to help constrain the evolution of the Greenland Ice Sheet from the Little Ice Age to its present position. The publication is pending. (there shouldn’t be any questions about what is going on in this slide because most everything is too small for people to see, you are welcome to change that and talk about it. If you want to talk about it, then what you are seeing in the colored image on the right is the net result of elevation change, in meters, or the Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier from 1985-2007. This glacier is the fastest flowing glacier in the world and accounts for 23% of the mass lost from Greenland each year so it’s important that we are able to identify what is happening to it. The images on the left come from field measurements including lake cores made in the north and south of the region, as well as using historical observations coupled with aerial photos to map the trimline of the glacier. From all of these sources, the extent of the ice sheet in this region was mapped through several different time periods including recent times when rapid retreat started, back to times when the ice was shown to be quite stable in its advance and retreat pattern; and trends were determined to extrapolate what the position of the ice would have been during the little ice age) The Remote Sensing Lab is a multifunctional group well suited for interdisciplinary research. In addition, we provide access to data processing tools and techniques for any subdiscipline within the geology department. Current projects undertaken by the RSL include topics as diverse as Investigating Ice Dynamics to Determining Site Suitability For Carbon Sequestration. This slide is illustrating some results from Heather Stewart’s recently completed MS Thesis, which combined remote sensing work with field measurements from Jason Briner’s climate group to help constrain the evolution of the Greenland Ice Sheet from the Little Ice Age to its present position. The publication is pending. (there shouldn’t be any questions about what is going on in this slide because most everything is too small for people to see, you are welcome to change that and talk about it. If you want to talk about it, then what you are seeing in the colored image on the right is the net result of elevation change, in meters, or the Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier from 1985-2007. This glacier is the fastest flowing glacier in the world and accounts for 23% of the mass lost from Greenland each year so it’s important that we are able to identify what is happening to it. The images on the left come from field measurements including lake cores made in the north and south of the region, as well as using historical observations coupled with aerial photos to map the trimline of the glacier. From all of these sources, the extent of the ice sheet in this region was mapped through several different time periods including recent times when rapid retreat started, back to times when the ice was shown to be quite stable in its advance and retreat pattern; and trends were determined to extrapolate what the position of the ice would have been during the little ice age)

4. Arctic Lake Sediments Sean McGrane, Shanna Losee Advisor: Dr. Jason Briner

5. Glacial History Nicolás Young, Dale Hess Advisor: Dr. Jason Briner

6. Environmental Geosciences

7. Hydro-Geophysics Jeremy Crowley, Neil Terry, Adam Flaxman, Xinghua Xu, Zabihollah Khaxar, Anthony Kellogg, Advisor: Dr. Zhangshuan Hou

8. Aquifer Lithology & Geochemistry Shannon S. George Advisor: Dr. Richelle Allen-King

9. Volcanology

10. Growth and Collapse of Lava Domes Marc Bernstein, Jessica Ball Advisor: Dr. Eliza Calder 10

11. Ignimbrite Morphology Patrick Whelley Advisor: Dr. Eliza Calder

12. Planetary & Terrestrial Volcanology Trevi Lough, Diana Miller, Danny Krysak, Ken Christle Advisor: Dr. Tracy Gregg

13. Explosive basaltic volcanism in Chile Dawn Sweeney Advisor: Dr. Eliza Calder

14. Scholarships & Fellowships 5 Pegrum TA Scholarships 10 Pegrum Travel Awards 3 Pegrum Excellence in Teaching & Research Awards 6 IGERT Fellowships 3 CAS Fellowships 4 GSA Graduate Student Research Grants NSF Graduate Research Fellowship NASA Graduate Student Research Program Fellowship Fulbright Fellowship Lunar Exploration Student Internship

15. Grad student goals Funding Pegrum funding has been very useful for conferences, research Connections, mentoring for outside funding Increased alumni contact Mentoring Continue receiving job/internship announcements Additional alumni Pegrum talks Directory of alumni by field of expertise (if willing to be contacted about jobs, research etc.) Ideas for workshops?

16. Contacts Jessica Ball ([email protected]) Patrick Whelley ([email protected])

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