NSF funds Appalachian research of ‘Changing Glacier Dynamics at Athabasca Glacier’

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s Dr. William Armstrong has received more than a quarter million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to complete a three-year research project titled “A Half Century of Changing Glacier Dynamics at Athabasca Glacier.”

“As glaciers and ice sheets decay in a warming climate, water previously stored as land ice is transferred to other reservoirs, affecting downstream habitat quality and the rate of sea level rise. Accurate prediction of glacier change requires a complete understanding of the controls on glacier motion,” said Armstrong, who is a visiting assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. Read more...

Published: Nov 27, 2018 12:16pm