Antarctic Lecture: Anna Bergstrom “Alpine glaciers of the McMurdo Dry Valleys”
October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alpine glaciers of the McMurdo Dry Valleys: how are they changing and why do we care?
When we think of “glaciers” and “Antarctica”, frequently we think about melt and change. But in a place that is so cold and for relatively small glaciers, are they even changing? And how? I’ll discuss results of my PhD research on how dust in the McMurdo Dry Valleys influences melt of the glaciers and the impacts of melt on the glaciers themselves as well as the surrounding ecosystem.