Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

New Horizon Lecture: Dr. Kelly M. Brunt

Kelly M. Brunt
Dr. Kelly M. Brunt

Associate Research Scientist
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland
NASA Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory

The NASA Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite 2 (ICESat-2) launched in September 2018. The satellite’s mission goals include the determination of changes in our polar ice sheets and the ultimate contribution of these changes to sea level rise. The satellite also collects earth science data globally. Dr. Brunt’s lecture will give an overview of the new technology and discuss how satellite laser altimetry data can be used to examine global issues of climate change and earth system trends.

Dr. Brunt works on NASA’s ICESat-2 mission examining the implications of changes in polar ice sheets for mean sea level rise. She received her Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Chicago in 2008 and was a postdoctoral scholar at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

ICESat-2: Ice sheets and beyond

Friday, October 5, 2018
6:00 - 7:00 PM
LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall

A reception will be held in the LaSells Stewart Center Myrtle Tree Alcove following the lecture.

Lectures are free and open to the general public.

A more technical science lecture will be October 4. Details coming soon.


Sponsored by the Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences


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