Helen Fricker was interviewed on NPR's Here and Now today to discuss the recent launch of NASA's Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite, ICESat-2. ICESat-2’s launch represents the culimination of 10 years of work by Fricker and her collegues. From orbit, the satellite will measure tiny changes in the ice sheets and better help climate researchers understand, in real-time, the speed of melt in Antarctica.
IGPP's Anne Pommier has recently been awarded the highly competiitve NSF CAREER award for Experimental Investigation of the Transport Properties of Sulfide Melts at Upper Mantle Conditions. Earning this award will allow Pommier share the outcomes, of her experiments studying the behavior of sulfide melts in the Earth's interior, with K12 teachers in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).
COMPRES, the Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences supported by the National Science Foundation Division of Earth Sciences, has announced speakers for its 2018-2019 Distinguished Lecturer series in the field of Mineral Physics. IGPP's Anne Pommier has been selected for this honor and she will be joined Bin Chen (University of Hawaii).
Helen Fricker, graduate student Susheel Adusumilli and former IGPP graduate students Fernando Paolo and Matthew Siegfriend join "The Conversation" to discuss the accelerating melt rate of Antarctic ice shelves, the compounding global problems that will arise as this melting continues its trajectory, and the vital role satellites play to track the balance of ice flows and melting. For more information, click here.