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Understanding Ice: The James B. Case Memorial Symposium

Stanford, USA
Organisation: David Rumsey Map Center
On 24 April 2018, the David Rumsey Map Center will host Understanding Ice: The James B. Case Memorial Symposium.
Huge ice sheets cover Antarctica and Greenland. Glaciers and snowpack act as frozen reservoirs providing water for surrounding communities. We hear about ice when glaciers recede or ice sheets break off, but what are the processes governing these changes? What role does ice play in the behavior, evolution and stability of the earth system? Three Stanford faculty will address these topics focusing on their cutting edge research in the geology, geophysics, and modeling of ice. Join Rob Dunbar, Dustin Schroeder, and Jenny Suckale as they explain what is known about how ice works. This afternoon symposium is in honor of James B. Case, a glacial surveyor and expert in photogrammetry, who donated his glacier map collection to Stanford Libraries in 2017.
The talks are free, but require advance registration.
Venue: David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Time schedule: 12.45 - 17.00
Entry fee: Free.