Thursday, February 20, 2020: 08:30 am – 7:30 pm EST (GMT -5)Friday, February 21, 2020: 08:30 am – 12:30 pm (OIB) / 5:00 pm (IS2) EST (GMT -5)
Registration PARCA abstract deadline was MONDAY, JANUARY 13 and is now closed. Email Joe MacGregor with any other questions.
PARCA 2020 will highlight recent NASA-sponsored and collaborative international studies on the state of – and interactions between – the Greenland Ice Sheet, other Arctic glaciers and ice caps, the overlying atmosphere, sea ice and the surrounding oceans. With the initial release of ICESat-2 data in 2019, we especially encourage syntheses of ice-elevation and mass change, studies of sub-annual changes in Arctic ice, and evaluations of numerical models using altimetry data and other remote-sensing observations.
This meeting is intended to show new results and discuss how we can best collaborate and improve our knowledge of the snowpack on top of sea ice throughout the annual cycle so that biases in the sea ice thickness products from ICESat-2 and CryoSat-2 can be reduced.
This will be the final meeting of the Operation IceBridge Science Team for the mission, as its polar campaigns have now concluded (Operation IceBridge Alaska will continue to fly in 2020). The meeting will not last more than half a day and will focus on close-out activities (reports to NASA, data delivery). The meeting will be open to all interested attendees.
The ICESat-2 for Newcomers Day will provide a chance for scientists unfamiliar with the mission an in-depth look into the ATLAS instrument and ICESat-2 data products available at NSIDC. It will also include an opportunity for participants to download and experiment with ICESat-2 data with experts on-hand to provide assistance. Attendance is open to all.
Abstracts will be brief (5-10 sentences) describing presentations for PARCA. To encourage discussion, oral presentations will be brief, consisting of both invited and selected talks. Under this format, we discourage mere resubmission of AGU abstracts and encourage newer work. There will also be a poster session toward the end of the day. Graduate students and post-doctoral research fellows are especially encouraged to apply.
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BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
On the first morning of your arrival to GSFC, allow up to 30 minutes to obtain your visitor badge at the main gate.
On Thursday, February 20, the PARCA and NESOSI meetings will both take place in the westernmost wing of the ground floor of Building 34. PARCA will be in room W150, and NESOSI will be in rooms W120A/B.
On Friday, February 21, the OIB Science Team meeting will take place on the ground floor of Building 33 in room H114. The ICESat-2 for Newcomers meeting will take place in the Barney & Bea Rec Center
The location of the Thursday evening get-together is the atrium of Building 34, just outside both the PARCA and NESOSI meeting spaces.
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