Dr. Josh Willis
Abstract. Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) is a five year NASA mission to study ocean-ice interactions around all of Greenland. We use aircraft to measure ocean conditions on the continental shelf, as well as ice thinning and retreat for all marine terminating glaciers in Greenland. Now in our third year of ocean and ice observations, we are beginning to detect a strong relationship between ocean conditions and glacier behavior in several key locations. This includes a strong indication that Greenland's largest glacier, Jakboshavn, has recently reversed a two decade-long trend of retreat in response to ocean changes. This talk will provide an overview of the data we have collected so far (all of which is made publicly available as soon as possible), as well as key results to date. In addition to the exciting science, Climate Elvis (https://youtu.be/WGfKRfyhvd0) may or may not make an appearance. Only time will tell.