“Antarctica’s hidden coastline: looking for answers at the ocean’s southern limit”
April 23, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Tim is a PhD student at Northern Illinois University investigating the boundaries where ice sheets meet the ocean, a region known as the grounding zone.
Processes affecting the rates of ice shelf loss are difficult to observe and not at all well understood, impacting our ability to assess how quickly the Antarctic ice sheet will respond to climate change. He will blend his own travelogue with some discussion of the big questions being asked about Antarctica to show you what motivates him to work in this challenging environment and what it can potentially teach us about the future of our planet.
Members FREE/Public $5.00
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