In the News: Catania’s Upcoming Robotic Exploration Under Greenland’s Glaciers

Upcoming research that will use robotic technology to explore the underside of Greenland’s glaciers was picked up by LiveScience.

“The big uncertainty in Greenland’s contribution to sea-level rise is how fast the ice sheet is going to lose mass,” Ginny Catania, a professor at the University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences who is leading the voyage, said in a statement. “We know how much sea-level is stored in the ice sheet, we know climate is warming and changing the ice sheet, but what we don’t know is the rate at which these glaciers will contribute to sea-level rise.”