Seminar Series

Polar Ice and Environmental Change

Speaker

Professor Julian Dowdeswell, Cambridge Visiting Fellow at UC, Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute and Professor of Physical Geography in the University of Cambridge

Institute

Time & Place

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 18:00:00 NZDT in Bentleys Bar, University of Canterbury, 90 Ilam Road

All are welcome

Abstract

Both ice sheets and sea ice are changing rapidly in the polar regions.  The Arctic is widely regarded as the most sensitive part of the global climate system and parts of the Antarctic Ice Sheet also

appears to be thinning and retreating.  This talk will explore the nature of polar ice, the climate change which we are experiencing and how these changes are likely to  affect issues such as global sea-level over the coming century.