Seminar Series

Turning the Tide on Our Understanding of Antarctic Ice Shelves

Speaker

Dr Oliver Marsh

Institute

Time & Place

Wed, 09 May 2018 18:00:00 NZST in Bentleys Bar, University of Canterbury, Ilam Road

All are welcome

Abstract

Ice shelves form a floating barrier around Antarctica. restricting the flow of continental ice into the ocean. In the last twenty years many ice shelves have thinned and in some cases disappeared altogether. To estimate how the remaining ice will respond, we need to fully understand the process happening right now at the ice shelf margins and in the ocean cavities beneath.