Mathematics & The Melting Polar Ice Caps

Time & Location: Friday, March 30th, 3:00-4:00 pm in GEOG 100.

A lecture by Kenneth M. Golden discussing how mathematical models of composite materials and statistical physics are being used to study key sea ice processes such as melt pond evolution, snow-ice formation, and nutrient replenishment for algal communities. These processes must be better understood to improve projections of the fate of sea ice, and the response of polar ecosystems. Video from recent Antarctic expeditions where we measured sea ice properties will be shown.

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