ASP in the News
The pile of ice chunks laid out on the surface on a frozen pool under Winnipeg's frozen skies didn't look much like science. But the stuff around it did.
Graduate student Megan Shields, supervised by Distinguished Professor and Canada Research Chair David Barber, will create an artificial ridge of ice and then scan it with radar and laser systems from above. Why? The project is trying to understand the signals that radar satellites read off of an ice ridge in the Arctic by duplicating it here on a smaller scale. In the north, conditions are often dark or cloudy, so scientists depend on radar imagery to properly understand it.
A feature on Professor Jens Ehn, University of Manitoba and member of Arctic Science Partnership, showcasing Finnish Canadians at work. Dr. Ehn works in the arctic climate change research and conducts his research on the ice.
As part of the 30th annual Political Studies Students’ Conference (PSSC), on Jan. 30 a panel of scientists gave a lecture titled “Science and Climate Change” on issues facing our warming Arctic ecosystems. University of Manitoba professors C. J. Mundy, Gary Stern, Gordon Giesbrecht, and PhD candidate Emily Choy each provided brief presentations in University College structured around their areas of expertise as related to climate science and the Arctic.
Column by journalist Erik Lund about the global interest in the Arctic - with a mention of ARC's 2013 research projects.