Drilling for our future in Antarctica’s past

Drilling for our future in Antarctica’s past

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 19th Jun 2019

The Antarctic continent covers ~60 times the area of the UK and is covered by up to four kilometres of ice. The survival of this ice under warming temperatures will largely determine future global sea level and life in coastal regions around the globe. But what will the scale of sea level rise be and how quickly will it happen?

These are difficult questions to answer.

However, work by Tina van de Flierdt, Professor of Isotope Geochemistry at Imperial College London, has provided some important clues. Examining the chemical fingerprint of sediments deposited in the ocean around Antarctica provides a window into time periods where temperatures were one, two or even three degrees warmer than today.

In Tina’s inaugural lecture she will highlight some of the complex relationships between global temperature and sea level rise and discuss the need for more sophisticated geological records of the ice sheet history in order to create more complete models of our future.

Cost: Free of Charge


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2019-06-19 2019-06-19 Europe/London Drilling for our future in Antarctica’s past A lecture about the complex relationships between global temperature and sea level rise and discuss the need for more sophisticated geological records of the ice sheet history. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/06/19/drilling-for-our-future-in-antarcticas-past-203825 Lecture theatre 200,City and Guilds Building,Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus,London

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City and Guilds Building,
Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus,
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