Penn State Ice and Climate Exploration is an interdisciplinary group of researchers from across the university dedicated to a better understanding of the cryosphere. We are a part of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Institute, with members from the Departments of Geosciences, Electrical Engineering, Meteorology, and others.
PSICE folks are conducting field work, modeling, and laboratory research in many parts of Antarctica and Greenland to understand ice flow in order to better project sea level in the coming decades. The highlighted boxes show some of those areas. See the Projects page for more information. 1
Our mission is the educate the next generation of cryosphere scientists and inform the public and other stakeholders on climate issues. Our research mission is to develop the tools and theoretical framework and collect the data needed to better project how climate change will affect ice sheets.
- Background information on climate change from the NSF and from NASA.
- ... and from the National Academy and the Royal Society.
- Science Magazine on threat of sea level from Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica.
- Research shows that sea level is rising faster than in the 1990s.
- And a story in Rolling Stone on The Doomsday Glacier (Thwaites Glacier).
- The highlighted boxes are shown with ice flow speed in color. The purple colors show areas where the flow of the ice is less than 3 m/yr. The yellow colors show regions where the flow speed is 60 m/yr, and the red colors are for areas with speeds of 300 m/yr. The brown colors are for areas with speeds greater than 1000 m/yr. [return]