School of Ice 2017

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The School of Ice agenda is organized around ice core science themes. Each year the presenters and activities may change, but the core concepts are similar. Below is the School of Ice Agenda for 2017. Each activity and presentation is hyperlinked to the resource or presentation to make it easily accessible for you. Contact us if you have any questions!


TimeActivityPerson/s responsible
SUNDAY, June 25, 2017–Welcome
3:00-6:00Participants arrive at hotel—dinner on own 
5:30-6:30Workshop registration—Thayer School of Engineering—Rett’s Room–receive notebooks, receipt envelopes and mapsLouise Huffman
    Activity: To the Ends of the EarthLouise
        Welcome from IDPOMary Albert
        Overview of workshopLouise
      Activity: Introduction–participants & facilitators                            —Life CoresLouise & Julia Dooley
        Welcome from NSFLisa Rom
      Activity: The Only Direction is North—Discovering Antarctica through MapsLouise
 Open discussion/Icebreaker Questions ListLisa Bastiaans, Louise & Mary
 Directions for tomorrowLouise
 Reflections: Great ExpectationsLouise
MONDAY, June 26, 2017—Ice Core Science
7:25         7:30-7:55Meet in lobby Hanover Inn—   Walk to Rett’s Room, Thayer School of Engineering 
8:00-11:30Theme: Ice Core ScienceLouise
 8:15-9:00   Introduction to ice sheets–ice core science; isotopes, chemistry and gases; emerging discoveriesErich Osterberg
 9:05-9:50 Aerosols: Ash, soot and dust recordsBess Koffman
 9:50-10:00 BREAK 
 10:00-10:45—Activity: Polar DetectivesLouise & Lisa B.
 10:45-11:15—Drilling ice cores: Science and EngineeringMary
 11:15-11:30—Activity: Drill ModelLouise
11:30-1:00LUNCH and walk to ice core lab—Fairchild Hall 
1:00-4:30Theme: Core Processing & Ice Core Analysis 
 1:00-1:10—Welcome—groups move to assigned activityErich
 1:10-2:00 Group 1a: Core processing; 1b: Gas Labs   2:05-2:55   Group 1b: Core processing; 1a: Gas labsErich                             Grad student/Julia (photos)
 1:10-2:55   Group 2: Activity: Ice Core Lab (and excel sheet) / Nature vs. Science Card GameLouise, Lisa B., Julia (photos)
 2:55-3:05     BREAK– Switch groups 
 3:05-3:55     Group 2a: Core processing; 2b: Gas Labs   4:00-4:50   Group 2b: Core processing; 2a: Gas labsErich                             Grad student, Julia (photos)
 3:05-4:50     Group 1: Activity: Ice Core Lab  (and excel sheet) /Nature vs. Science Card GameLouise, Lisa B., Julia (photos)
4:50-5:00BREAK—move outside for photo 
5:00-5:15Group PhotoJulia
5:15-5:30Reflection: Ah Ha!/ Directions for tomorrowLouise
5:30Walk to hotel– Dinner and evening on own 
TUESDAY, June 27, 2017—   Ice Dynamics in Greenland and Antarctica and Effects on Sea Level
7:45Meet in lobby of Hanover Inn 
8:00-11:00Geological Walking Field Trip: How Glaciers Shape the LandMeredith Kelly/Julia (photos)
11:00-12:45Walk to Thayer– LUNCH Jackson Conference Room 
12:45-5:00Theme: Glacial Dynamics 
 12:45-1:00 Activity: Set up Land Ice/Sea IceLouise (J)
 1:00-2:00 Glacial DynamicsKristin Schild
 2:00-3:15 Activity: Glacier Goo: Ice DynamicsLisa B. , Louise (J)
 3:15-3:30 BREAK 
 3:30-3:40   Revisit Land Ice/Sea IceLouise
 3:45-5:00 AlbedoAmber Whelsky
 Activity: AlbedoAmber Whelsky (J)
5:00-5:15Reflection: I used to think…but now I knowLouise
5:15Walk to hotel—dinner on own 
WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017—Technology and Polar Engineering
8:05Meet in Hanover Inn lobby 
8:05-8:20Transport to Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL)—bring govt. issued IDsMary, Louise, Lisa B. & Julia transport—
8:20-8:30Security clearance into CRREL 
8:30-11:15Theme: Imaging – from the microscale to the macroscale   (Times include talks, Q&A, tour of CRREL and travel to next presentation.)
8:30-8:40 Overview of CRREL (Zoe Courville) 8:40-9:00 Zoe Courville and Emily Asenath-Smith (incold room complex) – Ice Adhesion and snowmicrostructure ( + Q & A), GISP2 core 9:00-9:30 Don Perovich – Remote sensing of sea ice 9:30-9:50- Bruce Elder — Buoys as sensing platforms forsea ice – Cold pit/buoy assembly area (+Q & A) 9:50-10:25 Zoe Courville –Ice/snow engineering;continue tour of CRREL to include Ice Engineering Facility and Frost Effects Research Facility; discuss engineering projects using facilities 10:30-10:50 Phoenix Snow Runway – (Zoe Courville) Terry Melendy in materials lab (+Q & A)
Zoe Courville   Emily Asenath-Smith Don Perovich Bruce Elder Terry Melendy Julia (photos)
11:15-11:30Travel to Dartmouth 
11:30-12:30Lunch in Rett’s Room 
12:30-1:30Videoconference—Polar gear and logisticsElaine Hood
1:30-2:00Activity: The Long Haul video and activity (demo)   Activity: Polar Science and Engineering: Drilling Back Through Time (demo)Louise
2:00-3:00Activity: The CRAAP TestIdentifying resource bias and validityMary
3:00-3:15BREAK– collect receipts 
3:15-4:45Group meeting in Rett’s RoomLouise
 3:15-4:30—Group Workshop and discussion Lisa Bastiaans
 4:30-4:45 Closure and evaluations Louise
6:15Transport to dinnerMary, Louise, Lisa B.
6:30-9:00Celebration Dinner—Norwich Inn12 + Mary, Louise, Lisa B., Julia, Erich O.
9:00-9:15Transport back to Hanover InnMary, Louise, Lisa B.
THURSDAY, June 29, 2017
 Safe travels home!