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'The geophysical unveiling of the Antarctica continent'

April 2, 2014

The Warner College of Natural Resources presents Rick Aster, Ph.D., head of the Colorado State University Geosciences Department and principal investigator for the Polar Earth Observing Network. Aster will share what's recently been discovered under the Antarctic ice sheet, the largest single mass of ice on Earth.

Wednesday, April 9
4-5 p.m.
Natural Resources Building
Room 113

Antarctica: What's under the ice?

Rick Aster, head of the Department of Geosciences in the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University, will present, "Under the Ice - The Geophysical Unveiling of the Antarctic Continent.”

The lecture is free and open to all. A reception will follow the lecture.

Geological history of Antarctica

Aster, a principal investigator on the POLENET-ANET project, will discuss recent research, supported by the National Science Foundation, into the geological structure and history of Antarctica, and outline how the tectonic, volcanic, and other processes within the solid Earth have interacted with past and present ice sheets.

Deep Earth imaging

Modern technological developments have made it possible to look through Antarctica's enormous ice sheets to study the geology of Antarctica.

Using high-resolution deep Earth imaging, seismic event detection, GPS positioning, and other geophysical methods developed on other continents, researchers have been uncovering the geological history and present day tectonic processes shaping the continent.

Sponsored by the Warner College of Natural Resources.


Contact: Bryony Wardell
E-mail: Bryony.Wardell@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-2542