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Geography and Environmental Science

Feeling Blue: What the Blue Ice Areas in the Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica, can tell us about the past and future of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Seminar

14:00 - 15:00
31 October 2018
Shackleton Building 44, Lecture Theatre B

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Jane Hart on (023) 8059 4615 or email .

Event details

Geography Seminar

The Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica, protrude from the Antarctic Ice Sheet and act like a paleao-environmental ‘dipstick’ for the Antarctic Ice Sheet.  Their presence also affects the ice sheet in a number of ways, including the formation of “Blue Ice Areas” where katabatic winds blowing off the ice sheet cause removal of the snow cover.  This seminar will review the ways in which the Mountains can inform us of the behaviour of the past ice sheet, and help to establish how the ice sheet may behave in the future. 

Speaker information

Dr Anne Le Brocq, University of Exeter. Glaciology

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