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press release: the registration link will be the same until the end of May 2021. The presentations and questions / answers will be published later on the WN @ TL Youtube to place.

June 2 Professor Luke Zoet of Geoscience will return to WN @ TL with the latest drift on “How Glaciers Move” based in part on his two recent articles in Science (2020) and in Scientific progress (May 14, 2021).

The description: While glaciers are often thought of as static bodies of ice infamous for melting, steady glacial movement is constantly at work. Many of Earth’s largest glaciers flow into the oceans, and the rate at which they contribute to sea level rise is directly dependent on their flow velocity. We will discuss how glaciers physically flow, the various factors that impact these processes, and the resulting velocities.

Organic: Luke Zoet is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences, holding a position in Geological Engineering and the Native American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His main area of ​​research focuses on understanding the physics of glacier motion through field observation, laboratory experiments, numerical modeling and theoretical analysis. His work lies at the intersection of glaciology and glacial geology. He uses a variety of geophysical and geological methods to explore glacial processes in modern glaciers as well as landforms left by Pleistocene glaciers. He is also working on coastal processes using a range of instruments and new terrain and modeling techniques to estimate cliff stability and near-shore sediment transport processes.

Connections: http: //www.subglacial.org

2020 https: //science.sciencemag.org / content / 368/6486/76

2021 https: //advances.sciencemag.org / content / 7/20 / eabe7798


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