a team of scientists led by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Josh Willis have launched the Oceans Melting Greenland, or OMG, field campaign. Started in the summer of 2015, OMG is a five-year airborne and ship-based mission to study the role of the oceans in melting Greenland’s ice. Researchers will examine the temperatures and other properties of North Atlantic waters along the coast, while also making measurements of the glaciers that reach the ocean. The OMG team is also building a profile of the seafloor around the island in order to better model how warm, deep ocean water might flow into those fjords and reach the glacier edges.
Using satellites to monitor and study: 1) Melting of permafrost in wetlands 2) Retrogressive landslides 3) Beavers re-engineering landscapes 4) Changes in Boreal and Sub Arctic Ecosystems 5) Regional Land Use Planning and Management 6) Retreat of Glacial Lakes 7) Wildland fires and vegetation succession 8) Wood Buffalo National Park 9) Impacts of Churchill-Nelson Rivers diversion