Cyberinfrastructure for Remote Detecting of Ice Sheets Cyberinfrastructure for Polar Science

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Cyberinfrastructure for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets Cyberinfrastructure for Polar Science Dr. Linda Hayden, Elizabeth City State University Dr. Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University Dr. Prasad Gogineni, University of Kansas NSF subcontract FY2005-108CM1

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Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) is a Science and Technology Center set up by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2005, with the mission of growing new advancements and PC models to quantify and foresee the reaction ocean level change to the mass adjust of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica.  NSF's Science and Technology Center (STC) program joins the endeavors of researchers and designers to react to issues of worldwide criticalness, supporting the extraordinary, managed, cooperative work that is required to accomplish advance in these regions.

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Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets CReSIS is involved six unique accomplice colleges, with the central command situated at the lead foundation, the University of Kansas.  alternate colleges are Elizabeth City State University Haskell Indian Nation University The Ohio State University The Pennsylvania State University The University of Maine. Notwithstanding this center gathering, CReSIS works together with a few universal and industry accomplices.

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Rationale for Expanded Partnerships Science and building exploration and training are foundational drivers of Cyberinfrastructure. Understanding the relationship between ocean level ascent and dissolving ice sheets is the application area of this venture. It is an issue of worldwide significance, particularly for the populaces living in beach front areas. These polar researchers need computationally escalated instruments and models that will help them measure and anticipate the reaction of ice sheets to environmental change.

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Partnerships & Projects Our organizations are focused on the exertion expected to fabricate the entryway, work process and Grid (Web) benefits that are important to set up the cyberinfrastructure required for Polar Research when all is said in done and CReSIS specifically. Two tasks are being executed in support of this exertion. Cyberinfrastructure for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets ( a moment era CI-TEAM execution extend ) 2. POLARGRID

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Indiana University Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation

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NSF CI-TEAM Funded Implementation Project: Cyberinfrastructure for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets PI: Dr. Linda Hayden, Elizabeth City State University Co-PI: Dr. Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University Co-PI: Dr. Prasad Gogineni, Univ. of Kansas

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CI-TEAM Vision and Goals The vision and objectives of the NSF CI-TEAM extend, "Cyberinfrastructure for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets," depend on the way that : "instructive settings, groups of onlookers, and objectives are excessively vital, making it impossible to be enough tended to as untimely ideas or additional items to Cyberinfrastructure ventures and, rather, must be dealt with as high needs coordinated in a venture's general outline" … Geoscience Education and Cyberinfrastructure NSF Report

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Engaging the General Public

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Engaging the General Public

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Distinguished Lecture Series

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K-12 Active Engagement

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Engaging Undergraduate and Graduate Students Antarctic Temperature Mapping  Holistic Ice Sheet Modeling Airborne Measurements of Snow Thickness over Ice Robotic Simulation

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Engaging Undergraduate and Graduate Students With specific regard for the momentum and up and coming era of customarily underrepresented minority researchers architects and instructors, the NSF CI-TEAM extend gets ready understudies with the learning and abilities important to lead interdisciplinary research in ranges including Cyberinfrastructure, remote detecting, building and displaying identified with icy masses and ice sheets. Summer 2007 Research Training in GRID and CReSIS related science

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Engaging Undergraduate and Graduate Students

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Engaging Minority Serving Institutions The Association of Computer and Information Science/Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) was established in August 1989. ( Represented on the Board of ADMI are Spelman College, Mississippi Valley State University, North Carolina Central University, ECSU, Howard University, Jackson State University, University of the District of Columbia, Hampton University, Fisk University and Florida A&M University.

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ADMI Involvement ADMI's part in the proposed ECSU Grid venture will be to build up ability inside their foundations to permit understudies and staff to take an interest in the virtual workshops, preparing and courses.

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Creating a Virtual Classroom Environment The virtual classroom design will comprise of a Polycom 8000S framework with 14-kHz wideband sound, 2 channels of 14-kHz sound, remain solitary sound conferencing telephone, IP (H.232 and SIP) interfaces and Global Management System cooperative correspondences.

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The PolarGrid Project PI: Dr. Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University Co-PI: Dr. Linda Hayden, Elizabeth City State University Co-PI: Dr. Prasad Gogineni, CReSIS

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PolarGrid will convey the Cyberinfrastructure which gives the polar group a best in class registering office to prepare the vast volumes of information to be gathered by CReSIS field operations and bolster substantial scale ice-sheet models. Jacobshavn Channel

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PolarGrid-Key Areas The PolarGrid usage and improvement will concentrate on these key zones: Field information accumulation frameworks to be brought with Polar Science analysts as they gather information. A base camp 64-center bunch, permitting close continuous investigation of radar information by the polar field groups. An extensive 17 Teraflops bunch, to be incorporated with the NSF-financed TeraGrid, to serve the polar research group in definite handling of information and supporting reproductions. This is part amongst IU and ECSU to bolster research and instruction/preparing separately. The usage of new changes to the speed and abilities of ice sheet models, and execution of web entries to make the information, information items, and assets effectively open to the polar research group. An instructive videoconferencing Grid to bolster instructive exercises.

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PolarGrid Rationale In past years, a large portion of the information gathered in the polar areas were not handled continuously. Rather, information were delivered to figuring offices in the mainland US and investigated well after accumulation. Constant preparing and information investigation are earnestly required, both in the field and at supporting registering focuses, to change gathering procedures in light of new data contained in the information. The polar group must have admittance to a cutting edge figuring office to handle the vast volumes of information to be gathered by the polar group in 2007-08 as a part of the International Polar Year (IPY) exercises, and to bolster extensive scale ice-sheet models.

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PolarGrid Rationale The field program comprise of facilitated satellite, airborne and in situ estimations. Satellite information acquisitions are being arranged as a part of the Global Interagency IPY Polar Snapshot Year. Furthermore, surface-based perceptions including ice centers, seismic and fine-determination radars are arranged. Beginning CReSIS SAR information accumulation flights may create in abundance of 6 million complex specimens for every second per beneficiary channel. A solitary 5-hour flight mission could gather as much as one terabyte of crude SAR information.

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Glacial Data Change While there is extensive confirmation now that quick icy changes happen and have happened before, there is no agreement yet with respect to how this happens. Better understanding will just originate from an eager crusade to gather more information, and grow new and better models utilizing such information. Lambert Glacier, Antarctica Acceleration

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Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR) Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR) imaging of the ice-bed interface can possibly make a huge commitment to glaciology by giving bits of knowledge with respect to the conditions at this basic limit, including landscape help and unpleasantness and additionally nearness and circulation of fluid water. In any case, SAR picture arrangement is computationally escalated. While the crude radar information, called stage histories, can be gathered and put away for post-preparing examination, the picture development handle requires a lot of flag preparing, paying little respect to whether it is done continuously or in post-handling. SAR imaging of the ice-bed interface through 3-km thick ice may require iterative centering to make up for the obscure changeability in the electrical properties of the mediating ice. Jakobshavn Bed Profile

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Data Arctic Data Antarctic Data Greenland Data Accumulation Data Sea Level Rise Maps This information is accessible to download in PDF and MAT (matlab documents) groups. Instruments and connections to apparatuses that will be useful in survey and handling these documents can be found on the Archive segment.

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PolarGrid will change the abilities of polar specialists by empowering them to prepare and assess information as they are gathered.