Sunday, February 8, 2015

Our Warming Planet: Visiting Scientist to Lecture on Melting Ice Sheets and Sea-Level Rise

LECTURE: “The Quest for the Earth’s Fastest Ice”
Professor Jesse V. Johnson, University of Montana
  • WHEN: February 20, 2015 at 2:00PM
  • WHERE: UB Center for the Arts (Screening Room, 112), North Campus, Amherst
Free and Open to the Public
The massive ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland are changing on a scale not seen since the end of the last ice age. As a warming climate pushes Earth’s frozen regions to a new state having less ice, important questions related to sea level emerge. 

The speed at which the ice can flow will be shown to be instrumental in any predictions of the future state of the ice sheets, motivating the quest for Earth’s fastest ice. Contemporary research using computational modeling to explore the hidden realms of the ice-sheets will be highlighted as a potential basis for determining the past, present, and future of ice flow.

To learn more about the lecture and Professor Johnson, click here.

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