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Noon seminar - Down to the sea in slips: Ice sheets and sea level, by Richard Alley

Monday, October 22, 2012, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Speaker

Richard Alley

Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences, Penn State

Location:

ARC room 620

3100 Marine Street, Boulder, CO

Large, rapid sea-level rise is unlikely unless the flow of the great ice sheets changes.  The rapid-fire discoveries about ice-sheet behavior show that we can’t make reliable projections yet.  But what we know so far includes the possibility of notably accelerated ice flow, with special attention to the stability of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica.

Audience

Free and open to the public