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Mike Wood Seminar

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT

Join us for a seminar given by Mike Wood, an assistant professor at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories at San Jose State University!

Title: Ice melt and biological productivity at the edge of the Greenland ice sheet

Abstract: The Greenland ice sheet is the largest mass of ice in the northern Hemisphere, comprising more than 200 glaciers and enough ice to raise sea level by over 25 feet. In the past several decades, the ice sheet has been melting, contributing to sea level rise, and causing
changes in biological productivity in the regional ocean around the ice sheet. In this talk, I will start by providing an overview of the main drivers of Greenland ice loss and uncertainties in our future projections of overall sea level rise. Next, I will highlight some of my recent observational and modeling work to better constrain future sea level projections resulting from Greenland ice melt. I will conclude my talk with a description of some new efforts to investigates changes in phytoplankton growth around the ice sheet and couple regional ocean models with biogeochemistry.