Glaciers

CANCELLED: Physics of changing glaciers - processes and mechanisms of ice sheets


The colloquim by Angelika Humbert, Alfred Wegener Institute , scheduled on 26 March, has been cancelled due to the corona virus situation.​



Abstract:
Ice sheets are complex systems with processes from the micro-scale to the kilometer scale are interacting with many of those interactions being non-linear. Two processes with major influence on the dynamics of the entire system are still lacking physically based process description: calving of icebergs and sliding of glaciers across the bedrock. Both mechanisms are of crucial for simulating future change of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. After a brief introduction into the continuum mechanics of ice sheets, we will be discussing climatic forcing of ice sheets, the role of calving, sliding and ice sheet simulations for projecting future sea level change.
Coffe and sandwiches will be served outsida PJ lecture hall from 14.45.​
Category Colloquium; Public lecture
Location: PJ, lecture hall, Fysikgården 2B, Fysik Origo
Starts: 26 March, 2020, 15:15
Ends: 26 March, 2020, 16:15

Published: Fri 20 Mar 2020.