PAOC Colloquium - Sridhar Anandakrishnan (Penn State)

Speaker: 
Sridhar Anandakrishnan (Penn State)
Location: 
Virtual via Zoom

Title: Slip Slidin' Away: Glaciers and Ice Sheets in a warming climate

Abstract:

In the next century sea level will be mainly affected by the health and volume of the Polar ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland. In this talk, I will introduce you to the glacier hydrologic system and to one glacier in particular---Thwaites Glacier, Antarctica---and its potential to significantly raise global sea level in the coming years. As a geophysicist, I will focus on the observations and measurements, but will also talk about some of numerical modeling issues.

About this Series

The PAOC Colloquium [PAOCC] is a weekly interdisciplinary seminar series that brings together the whole PAOC community. Seminar topics include all research concerning the physics, chemistry, and biology of the atmospheres, oceans and climate, but also talks about e.g. societal impacts of climatic processes. The seminars take place on Monday from 12-1pm. Lunch is provided after the seminars to encourage students and post-docs to meet with the speaker. Besides the seminar and lunch, individual meetings with professors, post-docs, and students are arranged. Contact: paoc-colloquium-comm@mit.edu.