A large hill-shaped glacier rests above a clear pool of water reflecting the ice above

Mouth of the Matanuska Glacier in Alaska (Credit: Richard Moore, CC-3.0-BY-SA)

The world’s ice sheets and glaciers are melting at unprecedented rates. Meanwhile, one of our best tools to quantify what’s happening beneath the surface remains largely untapped. Geophysicist Dustin Schroeder specializes in ice-penetrating radar: a powerful technique for studying ice sheets and glaciers on Earth and other planetary bodies. In this webinar, he will explore the hidden interiors of ice sheets through radar images and radar sounding data. When brought to their full potential, these tools can help us zero in on some of the most urgent questions surrounding Earth’s ice sheets and glaciers: How do they flow? What controls their behavior, evolution and stability? And how will they impact sea level rise? Part of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s free “Life on a Sustainable Planet” webinar series.

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