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Studying Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica's Fastest-melting Glacier - Briefing Materials
November 9, 2011

Multimedia Files in Support of the PIG: Antarctic Hot Spot Telecon


The Pine Island Glacier (PIG) Ice Shelf Expedition, an international effort led by seven institutions, aims to peek beneath the ice and determine how the ocean is melting the glacier's underbelly. During the news conference, panelists will discuss this season's scientific goals, state-of-the-art data collection, and the methods used to deploy staff and equipment on this crevasse-ridden, isolated edge of Antarctica.
 

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Speakers/Presenters


  • Scott Borg, director of Antarctic sciences, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va.
  • Robert Bindschadler, glaciologist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
  • Timothy Stanton, oceanographer, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Ca.
  • Sridhar Anandakrishnan, geophysicist, Penn State University, University Park, Pa.

Robert Bindschadler, an emeritus glaciologist with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, was the first person to ever walk on the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf, in January 2008.
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Robert Bindschadler, an emeritus glaciologist with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, was the first person to ever walk on the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf, in January 2008. Credit: NASA
At Windless Bight, the scientists practiced lowering the ocean profiler down a drill hole into the ocean beneath the ice.
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At Windless Bight, the scientists practiced lowering the ocean profiler down a drill hole into the ocean beneath the ice. The profiler has been designed to fit a very narrow hole; once deployed, it cannot be retrieved. Credit: NASA
The team tested its hot-water drill in Windless Bight, near McMurdo station, during the 2010-11 Antarctic field season.
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The team tested its hot-water drill in Windless Bight, near McMurdo station, during the 2010-11 Antarctic field season. Credit: NASA



Presenter: Scott Borg, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va.
› Download presenter's pdf (459 KB)
 

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Presenter: Robert Bindschadler, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
› Download presenter's pdf (2.02 MB)
 
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Presenter: Timothy Stanton, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Ca.
› Download presenter's pdf (1.41 MB)
 

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Presenter: Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Penn State University, University Park, Pa.
› Download presenter's pdf (454 KB)
 

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