Melting glacier runoff is pouring into the sea, boosting sea level yearly by an amount that could fill the Great Lakes annually. Alaska’s and Canada’s glaciers are responsible for half of that amount.
Anthony Arendt, a glaciologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, will address his work on the subject at the talk “From Icefields to Oceans: The Impacts of Melting Glaciers in Alaska.” The talk will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center.
Arendt is the last speaker of the 2014 Science for Alaska Lecture Series, which also featured talks on the aurora, remote sensing, noisy volcanoes and the greening Arctic. .
For 22 years, the Geophysical Institute has hosted the Science For Alaska Lecture Series. This year, the Alaska Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research is a new sponsor.
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