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The University of Southampton
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Southampton's Past Times: SeaCity Lectures Seminar

19:30 - 20:30
8 March 2012
Westgate Hall, Westgate Street, SO14 2AY

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Advance booking is highly recommended, please call to book your place. on 023 8083 4536 .

Event details

Icebergs on the high seas - in times gone by and in a changing world

This talk addresses the scientific and historic importance of icebergs, ranging from evidence for "iceberg armadas" in the distant past, through the story of the iceberg that sank RMS Titanic 100 years ago, to the present role of Greenland's icebergs in a warming world.

The life of an iceberg combines drama and beauty, from the moment when a large fragment of ice suddenly "calves" from a glacier, to the serene passage of sculpted bergs through polar seas. Dr Marsh has been leading a research project to include icebergs in complex computer models of the oceans and climate, so that we can more fully understand their life cycle and how this might affect us as the planet warms.

The cost of the lecturer is £4.50 (£3.50 FOSMAG, SCMAS, Arts & Heritage volunteers).

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Speaker information

Dr Bob Marsh,Physical Oceonagrapher

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