• The Ground Effect: Meltwater & Substrate Driving the Melt-Evolution in Arctic Landscapes
    • Anika Pinzer (UAF Geophysical Institute)
    • April 06, 2022

Please join us to hear Anika describe her research at 3 locations near Utqiaġvik, each with a distinctly different substrate.

  • snow melt dramatically lowers the albedo of the landscape, increasing solar energy absorption by a factor of 4 to 8
  • warm weather drives this transition — the speed of which is governed by complex interactions between the snow, meltwater, and newly-formed internal and basal ice features

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