Upcoming Talks

Andrew Christ

Glacial geologist Dr. Andrew Christ doing fieldwork in Antarctica

University of Vermont

September 21, 2021

The Story of Camp Century: the Fossil Ecosystem Under Ice

Understanding the past behavior of the Greenland Ice Sheet is critical for predicting its response to future climate warming and contribution to sea-level rise. Our team has analyzed sediment at the bottom of the Camp Century ice core, collected in northwestern Greenland in the early 1960s. The sediment, frozen under nearly 1.4 km of ice, contains well-preserved fossil plants and leaf waxes from tundra ecosystems that emerged during at least two ice-free warm periods in the past few million years. I will discuss the multiple lines of evidence this sediment contains for the existence and timing of past ice-free events in northwestern Greenland and the implications for past contributions to sea level from the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Kate Marriott

Brooklyn College (CUNY)

September 28, 2021

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Catherine Strickson

Liverpool John Moore’s University, UK

October 5, 2021

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Jihad Rachid

Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco

October 12, 2021

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Bryan Shirley

Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

October 19, 2021

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Joep van Dijk

Utrecht, Netherlands

October 26, 2021

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