Lecture: The Future of Ice on Earth

When:
November 15, 2013 @ 10:00 pm – November 16, 2013 @ 12:00 am
2013-11-15T22:00:00+00:00
2013-11-16T00:00:00+00:00
Where:
UNM Continuing Education Auditorium
1634 University Boulevard Northeast
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87102
USA
Cost:
$15/Members; $20/Non-Members; Students (under 26) with ID - Free

Dr. Richard Aster, NM Tech University

Ongoing changes in the oceans and atmosphere are driving remarkable changes in Earth’s permafrost, glaciers, and icecaps, referred to as the cryosphere.  Of particular concern are Earth’s mountain glaciers and the vast ice sheets of West Antarctica and Greenland. This talk will summarize what is known about the past history of Earth’s ice, our present understanding of the cryosphere, and some scenarios for Earth’s future.