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Morrill Hall 105

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875 Perimeter Drive MS 3010
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3010

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Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 414
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6162

Email: ored-ora@uidaho.edu

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Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 103
Moscow, ID  83843

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3020
Moscow, ID  83844-3020

Phone: 208-885-6651

Fax: 208-885-4990

Email: osp@uidaho.edu

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Food Research Center
860 W. Idaho Ave, #201
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3003
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Jeremy Tamsen
Phone: 208-885-4550
Email: tamsen@uidaho.edu
Web: OTT Website

Glacier Races to the Sea—U of I Geoscientists Race to Understand Why!

University of Idaho geoscientists are launching a three-year project aimed at addressing one of Earth science’s most pressing societal questions: How fast will the oceans rise during the coming decades and centuries?

The global ocean is currently rising at the rate of 1 foot per century. Whether we expect sea level rise to continue at that rate — or speed toward 4 or 5 feet of new coastal flooding per century — depends significantly on how and why glaciers and ice sheets speed up.

To better understand glacier speed-up, Professor Timothy Bartholomaus is mentoring University of Idaho students and collaborating with scientists at other Idaho universities. A new, $1.4 million project, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, will allow Bartholomaus and others to learn what controls abrupt accelerations of glacier flow known as glacier surges.

In August 2020, the team visited their target surging glacier in the heart of North America’s iciest mountain range and set up a comprehensive set of geophysical instruments to track glacier motion and water flow at the bottom of the glacier. The team found the glacier had sped up 20-fold in a matter of months.

Measurements will continue as the surge begins to wane. The researchers will synthesize observations with theory to better understand how much — and under what circumstances — Greenland and Antarctic ice can race to the sea.

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall 105

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3010
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6689

Email: vpresearch@uidaho.edu

Web: ORED

Map

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 414
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6162

Email: ored-ora@uidaho.edu

Web: ORA Website

Map

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 103
Moscow, ID  83843

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3020
Moscow, ID  83844-3020

Phone: 208-885-6651

Fax: 208-885-4990

Email: osp@uidaho.edu

Web: OSP Website

Map

Physical Address:
Food Research Center
860 W. Idaho Ave, #201
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3003
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Jeremy Tamsen
Phone: 208-885-4550
Email: tamsen@uidaho.edu
Web: OTT Website