Group meetings

We meet weekly in the Glacier Modeling Lab to learn from each other and from external sources.

Fall 2021

Goals and themes:

  • Roughly every three weeks, read and discuss a current glaciology paper
  • Roughly every three weeks, have a workshop where we produce tangible outputs related to science, career, or outreach

Schedule

Meeting history (Fall 2021)

  • Week 1 [Sept 2] : Glacier Modeling Lab goals and group expectations: In the books!
  • Week 2 [Sept 10]: Career goals and make the schedule!
  • Week 3 [Sept 17]: Scientific workflow Q&A
    • Led by Donglai ⭐
  • Week 4 [Sept 24]: Journal club, co-led by Jess and Kristin
    • Paper: Willcocks, Hasterok, & Jennings (2021). Thermal refraction: implications for subglacial heat flux. Journal of Glaciology 67(265), 875–884. doi.org/10.1017/jog.2021.38
    • Tips for reading:
      1. Read the title & abstract. [5 minutes]
      2. Scroll through and look at all the figures and read their captions. [15 minutes]
      3. Read the conclusion. [5 minutes]
      4. Go back to the start and read the whole paper, but skim the methods and read in detail the Discussion and Introduction. [20 minutes]
    • Group discussion output: ✏️ We summarized our reading of this paper on this Notion board (link). 🧠
  • Week 5 [Oct 1]: How to apply to graduate school workshop, led by Courtney, Donglai, Jess, and Naureen.
  • Week 6 [Oct 8]: Website research biography editing workshop (1 of 2)
  • Week 7 [Oct 15]: Journal club, led by Donglai
    • Paper: Felikson et al. (2017), Inland thinning on the Greenland ice sheet controlled by outlet glacier geometry. doi:10.1038/ngeo2934
    • Tips for reading:
      • Read the title & abstract. [5 minutes]
      • Scroll through and look at all the figures and read their captions. [15 minutes]
      • Read the conclusion. [5 minutes]
      • Go back to the start and read the whole paper, but skim the methods and read in detail the Discussion and Introduction. [20 minutes]
  • Week 8 [Oct 22]: Cambria Corn Maze!
    • A group of people with goats and an alpaca
  • Week 9 [Oct 29]: Buggy code 🕸 and spooky CV ⚰️ workshop!
    • Demo by Jess on her code debugging process
    • Showcase of our existing CVs and time in person to revise
  • Week 10 [Nov 5]: Journal club, led by Courtney
    • Paper: Bons, P. D., T. Kleiner, M.‐G. Llorens, D. J. Prior, and T. Sachau. Greenland Ice Sheet: Higher Nonlinearity of Ice Flow Significantly Reduces Estimated Basal Motion. Geophysical Research Letters 45, 6542–6548 (2018), doi:10.1029/2018GL078356
    • Tips for reading:
      • Read the title & abstract. [5 minutes]
      • Scroll through and look at all the figures and read their captions. [15 minutes]
      • Read the conclusion. [5 minutes]
      • Go back to the start and read the whole paper, but skim the methods and read in detail the Discussion and Introduction. [20 minutes]
  • Week 11 [Nov 12]: Website research biography editing workshop (2 of 2)
  • Week 12 [Nov 19]: Journal club, led by Naureen
    • Paper:
  • Week 13 [Thanksgiving]: No meeting

Past meetings

Archived here.