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.

Learn more about Dr. Brunt's research

Watch a video about a recent Antarctica mission: Traversing the South Pole: 14 days, 4 people and 750 kilometers.

ICESat-2: Ice sheets and beyond

General public talk
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.

NASA airborne and spaceborne laser altimetery over ice sheets

More technical science talk
Thursday, October 4, 2018
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Burt Hall, Room 193

Both lectures are free and open to the general public.

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

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