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The Cryospheric Sciences Program supports investigations of polar ice, including the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, polar glaciers, and sea ice in the Arctic and Southern Oceans, that are based on satellite and airborne remote sensing. The program seeks to improve our understanding of cryospheric processes, link the cryosphere to the global climate system, and/or advance predictive capabilities.

This opportunity requests proposals that use remote sensing data to provide new insights into the stability of ice shelves of Greenland and Antarctica in a changing climate, their governing processes and inter-relationships, specifically:
a) surface processes at the ice shelves (incl. surface mass balance, surface hydrology, melt water routing)
b) ice shelf thermodynamic and mechanical behavior (incl. hydrofracturing, marine ice cliff instability)
c) ice shelf - ocean interactions (incl. assumption on hydrostatic equilibrium, bottom melt, roughness and bottom crevassing, impact of and interactions with the adjacent sea ice)

Estimated Available Funds:
 $1,500,000

Estimated Number of Awards: 8-10

Maximum Award Duration: 3 years

Application Deadline: June 4, 2021 (NOI) and July 30, 2021 (Full Proposals)

Announcement: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7B666D7B9E-7538-92FE-4BF6-63FFD313B47F%7D&path=&method=init