Monday, April 11, 2011

Lonnie Thompson Seminars This Thursday and Friday

You have an opportunity this week to hear from a true legend in high alpine climate research, Dr. Lonnie Thompson.

Dr. Lonnie Thompson in Tibet
Lonnie has collected ice cores from high glaciers and ice fields in the tropical Andes, Himalayas, and elsewhere.  This is science mountaineering at its finest. His team developed lightweight solar powered drills to make it happen and their findings have greatly advanced our knowledge of climate change and the cryosphere.  For more information, see the great piece by Kevin Krajick in Science Magazine entitled Ice Man: Lonnie Thompson Scales the Peaks for Science.  Hopefully this is an open access article available to those outside the University of Utah.  Lonnie will give talks at the University of Utah on Thursday and Friday.

Climate Change: The Evidence and Our Options
Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson
Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University
7:30 PM Thursday 14 April
Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building (ASB)

Tropical Glaciers, Recorders and Indicators of Climate Change, Are Disappearing Globally
Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson
Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University
12:00 PM Friday 15 April
295 Frederick Albert Sutton Building (295 FASB)

Be there or be square.  Early arrival recommended.

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