Advances in Understanding Glaciers and Ice Sheet Responses to a Changing Environment

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cryosphere Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Truman, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Sasha Leidman, Rohi Muthyala
Chairs: Sasha Leidman

Call for Submissions

If you are interested in presenting in this session, please register and submit your abstracts to AAG (following AAG guidelines;, and then email your abstract (200 word limit) and PIN to Sasha Leidman ( and Rohi Muthyala (, by October 25.


Glaciers and ice sheets play a dominant role in dictating Earth's response to climate change. By contributing mass to the global oceans and altering Earth's albedo, changes to glaciers and ice sheets have global impacts. Changes in melt water production, interactions with ocean currents, proglacial geochemistry, and regional meteorology can also have substantial impacts for at the local scale. Understanding the processes that control the melting and dynamics of perennial ice is therefore vital for incorporating glacial processes into climate models and predicting their long term impacts. Through the use of in-situ measurements, satellite and airborne remote sensing, and modeling we can further our understanding of the processes that impact glacial landscapes. We welcome paper abstracts that address any aspect of glaciers and ice sheets and their response to a changing environment, including studies relying on field data, model data, and/or remote sensing data.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Sasha Leidman*, Rutgers University, Asa Rennermalm, Rutgers University, Rohi Muthyala, Rutgers University, Does Sediment Impact the Hydraulic Properties of Supraglacial Streams? 16 9:55 AM
Presenter Rohi Muthyala*, Rutgers University, Asa Rennermalm, Rutgers University, Sasha Leidman, Rutgers University, Matthew G Cooper, University of California-Los Angeles, Sarah Cooley, Brown University, Lawrence C Smith, University of California-Los Angeles, Dirk van As, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland , Towards understanding supraglacial river networks in southwest Greenland 16 10:11 AM
Presenter Asa Rennermalm*, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Regine Hock, Univ of AK-Geophysical Inst, Marco Tedesco, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Giovanni Corti, Reed College, Federico Covi, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Clement Miege, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Jonathan Kingslake, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Sasha Leidman, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Xavier Fettweis, University of Liege, Increased Meltwater Refreezing in Southwest Greenland Ice Sheet Firn between 1989 and 2017 16 10:27 AM
Presenter Taylor Garton*, University of Northern Iowa, Comparative analysis of paleo-glacier reconstruction in the Wind River Range, Wyoming, USA 16 10:43 AM
Presenter Holly Moulton*, University of Oregon, Mark Carey, University of Oregon, Narratives of Ice Loss in the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca 16 10:59 AM
Presenter Bryan Mark*, The Ohio State University, Alex Eddy, 1US National Park Service, Sierra Nevada Inventory and Monitoring Network, Three Rivers, CA, USA, Michel Baraer, University of Quebec, ETS, Montreal, Canada, Jeffrey McKenzie, McGill University, Alfonso Fernandez, University of Concepcion, Susan Welch, Ohio State University, Exploring patterns of hydrochemical alterations below melting glaciers in Peru in long-term samples of stream water 16 11:15 AM

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