2012 Summer Volume 8:2 Articles:
Ice sheets were once thought to evolve slowly over centuries in response to climate change. Recent results by many authors, however, have shown that glaciers in both Greenland and Antarctica can alter their flow abruptly over periods of months or less.
ASF would like to recognize Dr. Ian Joughin (Figure 3), 2012 winner of the Louis Agassiz medal awarded by the European Geosciences Union (EGU). The Agassiz medal was established in 2005 by EGU’s Division on Cryospheric Sciences to acknowledge the pioneering work of Louis Agassiz on ice ages and glaciers.