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Antarctic Lecture Series

March 14, 2013

The public is invited to a free lecture and slide show by an Antarctic explorer, geophysicist, and historian who will discuss a half-century of exploration in this polar region.

John Behrendt, Ph.D., in Antarctica on one of his 13 expeditions there.Tuesday, March 19
7-8 p.m.
Fort Collins Main Library
201 Peterson Street

This is the second lecture in the Antarctic Spring 2013 series.  'A Half Century of Antarctic Exploration: 1957-2013,'  is free and open to the public.

The lecture will be presented by John C. Behrendt, Ph.D., a fellow emeritus at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado-Boulder and Scientist Emeritus at U.S. Geological Survey.

Lecture summary

Behrendt first went to Antarctica to participate as a graduate student in the International Geophysical Year where he spent a year and a half in the Filchner Ice Shelf area.

He has continued his Antarctic geophysical-glaciological research to the present on 12 additional expeditions in six successive decades.

His slide presentation will cover the historic progression from the heroic to the scientific age of Antarctic activities, concentrating on the measurement of the thickness of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and subglacial geology.

Sponsored by Soil Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning Lab, Department of Biology, and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability.

Contact: Ashley Shaw
Phone: (970) 491-7802