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Taking Antarctica's Pulse | Dustin Schroeder | TEDxStanford

Stanford Earth's Dustin Schroeder speaks at TEDxStanford

Schroeder discusses his cutting-edge research that uses radar technology to understand how rapidly changing ice sheets contribute to sea level rise, a result of warming temperatures that threatens coastal communities and habitats around the world.

Geophysicist Dustin Schroeder spoke at TEDxStanford on Sunday, April 23 about his cutting-edge research that uses radar technology to measure ice sheets. His work helps scientists quantify how rapidly changing ice sheets contribute to sea level rise, a result of rising temperatures that threatens coastal communities and habitats around the world.

Schroeder discussed the history of using radar technology to measure ice, the intersection of engineers and Earth scientists in his lab, and how combining disciplines helps his students unearth new ways of approaching global problems. Schroeder is an assistant professor in Geophysics at the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and a faculty affiliate at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

The theme of the sixth annual TEDxStanford conference was “In the Moment,” encouraging audience members to engage in self-reflection during a tumultuous time. Stanford’s TEDx event is an independent offshoot of the annual Technology, Entertainment and Design conference dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” Since its inception in 1984, TED has helped to democratize information by posting all its talks free online.