Last week, ESSIC/CICS Associate Research Scientist Sinéad Farrell presented at the European Space Agency’s 2019 Living Planet Symposium in Milan, Italy.
The international event, going by #LPS19 on social media, was focused on celebrating the contributions that Earth observations bring to science and society, and how disruptive technologies and actors are changing the traditional landscape and creating new opportunities.
Tuesday afternoon, Farrell presented the very first results emerging from the ICESat-2 mission, an endeavor to measure the changing height of Earth’s ice over the next 5-7 years. Farrell’s results described sea ice freeboard, surface roughness, and pressure ridge sail height.
Farrell is a visiting scientist at the Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP), and an affiliate of the Cryospheric Sciences Branch at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). She is also a principal investigator on the NASA/NOAA Ocean Surface Topography Science Team as well as the NASA ICESat-2 Science Definition Team.