Taking Antarctica's Pulse | Dustin Schroeder | TEDxStanford

20 May 2017 11:18 47
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Using radar developed in the 1950s combined with satellite technology of the 21st century, Schroeder is cracking the code of melting ice in Antarctica. Join him on a flight high above the ice to inform research on future sea level rise and the habitation of icy moons. A geophysicist at Stanford, Schroeder’s ice penetrating radar is opening our eyes to what is really happening in Antarctica, and what it means for us all.

Dustin Schroeder is an assistant professor of Geophysics in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences. He works on the fundamental problem of observing and understanding the configuration and evolution of ice sheet boundary conditions using ice penetrating radar. His work informs estimates of future sea level rise and the habitability of icy moons. Before coming to Stanford, he was a radar engineer with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech. He is a science team member for radars on NASA’s Europa Clipper and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter missions. He received his PhD in geophysics from the University of Texas at Austin.

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