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What’s inside and beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet?


Friday 8 December 2017, 19:00.  Newcastle University – Ridley Building, Lecture Hall RIDB2.1.65

The Antarctic ice sheet has long inspired curiosity-driven exploration and discovery.
From ‘streaming’ ice flow, to subglacial lakes and mega-valleys hidden beneath the ice,
this talk by Dr Neil Ross will explore what radar sounding has revealed about the internal structure (the ‘skeleton’), thickness, and subglacial environment (the ‘bed’) of the ice sheet; what large-scale geophysical exploration can tell us about the history of the Antarctic ice sheet; and how it might respond to warming air and ocean temperatures.

Neil is Lecturer in Physical Geography at Newcastle University.