IGS’19 – Sea Ice at the Interface

IGS co-hosts a sea ice symposium every 5 years. The Centre for Earth Observation (University of Manitoba) is excited to be hosting the first to be held in Canada.

Dr. Fiamma Straneo

Dr. Fiamma Straneo

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA



Climate, Atmospheric Science & Physical Oceanography

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Dr. Straneo’s research addresses high latitude oceanic processes and their role in the climate system. These include: ice sheet/ocean interactions with a special focus on the Greenland Ice Sheet, the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, freshwater and meltwater export from the polar regions, dense water formation and poleward heat transport, and icebergs. Much of her research has focused on obtaining and interpreting data from under-observed but key polar regions using a variety of platforms such as icebreakers, fishing vessels, helicopters, snowmobiles and autonomous vehicles. Straneo has led over a dozen field expeditions to subpolar North Atlantic and Greenland.

Time Slot

8:40am, Monday, August 19

Title: Greenland is melting: how much of this freshwater ends up at the surface?