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* Math(s). 4 students: [[User:Fseifert|Fiona Seifert]],  [[User:Eeburke1|Erin]]
 
* Math(s). 4 students: [[User:Fseifert|Fiona Seifert]],  [[User:Eeburke1|Erin]]
 
* Engineering/CS/Other. 4 students: [[User:Hoffman|Matt]], [[User:mankoff|Ken Mankoff]], [[User:Suren|Surendra]]...
 
* Engineering/CS/Other. 4 students: [[User:Hoffman|Matt]], [[User:mankoff|Ken Mankoff]], [[User:Suren|Surendra]]...
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'''Geology'''
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* There exist opportunities to work in the private sector
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* Taking classes, reading papers outside the discipline (e.g. math(s), physics)
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* Flexibility!
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'''Engineering/CS/Other'''
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* Interesting research is at the boundary of disciplines, but the hiring is at the core... one's career is a balance game (NICE)
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* Building personal relationships
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* Predisposed to become pigeonholed as Endnote teachers / website writers
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'''Physics'''
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* Best background to have for glaciology, we have no regrets.
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* Glaciology is presently a tiny field compared to its importance / focus on by IPCC
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* Planetary ice is a new frontier that might blow up
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* Building personal relationships with which to muddle through funding
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* Career moves: at each transition, choose a new problem, institution, and even country.
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'''Math(s)'''
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* Physics may be better, but math is pretty good.
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* We may have a disconnect between equations & physical space
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* Dealing with the naysayers: fearmongering vs. reassurance
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Revision as of 11:07, 8 August 2009

Students: Please email Ken Mankoff the Lat/Long of your institution and study area by the end of the day. (You can click 'email this user' in the lower left toolbox from his user page.

Contents

Roundtable 1: Study regions

Greenland

  • We need better communication between modellers & data-collectors, with feedback.

Antarctica

  • Basal processes are the hot ticket.

Mountain glaciers

  • We Heart Valley Glaciers
  • Simple models are all you need....... for a valley glacier

Other/Global

  • Is it just sea level change that's of interest to glaciologists?
  • Are rapid changes large changes?
  • Surprise: surges


Possible discussion questions:

  • What questions are the climate change community pressuring us to answer?
  • What do we know now that would have been a big surprise 10 years ago?
  • How important is field data to your research? If you could collect any field data/observations to progress your work, what would it/they be?
  • What is the holy grail of our subfield?
  • What areas should we avoid trying to answer at this time due to complexity?

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Roundtable 2: Background

Geology

  • There exist opportunities to work in the private sector
  • Taking classes, reading papers outside the discipline (e.g. math(s), physics)
  • Flexibility!

Engineering/CS/Other

  • Interesting research is at the boundary of disciplines, but the hiring is at the core... one's career is a balance game (NICE)
  • Building personal relationships
  • Predisposed to become pigeonholed as Endnote teachers / website writers

Physics

  • Best background to have for glaciology, we have no regrets.
  • Glaciology is presently a tiny field compared to its importance / focus on by IPCC
  • Planetary ice is a new frontier that might blow up
  • Building personal relationships with which to muddle through funding
  • Career moves: at each transition, choose a new problem, institution, and even country.

Math(s)

  • Physics may be better, but math is pretty good.
  • We may have a disconnect between equations & physical space
  • Dealing with the naysayers: fearmongering vs. reassurance



Possible discussion questions:

  • Given your background in XX, what have you done/would you do outside of your area of expertise to make yourself a better cryosphere scientist?
  • Why have we come to glaciology, over the other careers / topics available to people with our background?
  • Glaciology is 'hot' now... how hot will it stay? What are possible exit ramps once it cools down?
  • Will data gaps between the current and next generation of satellite sensors affect what work can be done?
  • What should we do immediately post-PhD? travel, stay at home institution, ship off to postdoc abroad, ...
  • How can I continue to deal with people who say, "Oh, you study glaciers, huh? Better hurry up, hohnk hohnk"
  • Are there areas of cryosphere study that are better studied with strong math tools?

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Other Ways to Sort Ourselves

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Lists of valuable skills/knowledge learned, connections made, etc.?