"Glaciers are the interface between land, atmosphere, and ocean.” an interview with Christopher Shuman

Recorded May 8, 2019 Archived May 8, 2019 20:11 minutes


Christopher Shuman is on faculty at University of Maryland Baltimore County and a research scientist in the Cryospheric Sciences Lab at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Christopher has extensive work history in Greenland and in Antarctica, analyzing layers in ice cores. “Ice cores give us a great deal of insight into how past climate behaved.” Of course, looking back can help us look forward. “We have the ability to look back in time and make educated, constrained guesses about what the future holds.” What happens when ice sheets break apart? What happens to icebergs when they break off? What about glaciers? Thanks to Christopher and the Shelfwatchers, we see the effects of climate change upon the ice shelves. Hopefully, their research will enable us to protect what we have left, and make more informed decisions in the future. (Recorded 14 December 2018)


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