Understanding Ice Shelf Collapse ~ Lecture
- 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
- Nov 09, 2017
- Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences
Ice Shelf Collapse is catastrophic and powerful evidence of climate change. These ice shelves create epishelf lakes, a rare lake system when freshwater overlies seawater. Assistant Professor Alex Forrest will present on his team’s usage of autonomous robotics to explore an epishelf lake in the remote Canadian Arctic and discuss how these “last of their kind” water bodies and ice shelves are rapidly melting. A $5 suggested donation is collected at the entrance, no-host bar at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m.