Monitoring Glacier Change in Alaska¿s National Parks

A.Project Goals:
To inventory the status (surface elevations, areas, and other metrics) and trends (rates of shrinkage or growth) of glaciers in the Alaskan National Parks, with potential additional focus on glaciers of high interest.

B.Project Objectives:
a.Update an existing time series

of glacier surface elevations, using aircraft-based laser altimetry measurements, to assess modern rates of change of a subset of park glaciers.

b.Develop, document, and implement a methodology for incorporating satellite-based glacier surface elevation measurements into ongoing monitoring efforts, with particular focus on use of ICESat-2 data c.Report the results of these efforts with delivery of electronically archived data (with complete metadata), a technical report that summarizes and discusses methods and results, and an internal whitepaper summarizing best practices for future monitoring efforts.
Agency: Department of the Interior

Office: National Park Service

Estimated Funding: $130,000

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Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U. S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.

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