Doug Kowalewski

Kowalewski Co-Presents Findings of Antarctic Ice Sheet Research

January 30, 2013
By: Worcester State University News

The latest discoveries regarding the past and future stability of Antarctic ice sheets were presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2012 in San Francisco on December 4. This session was successfully proposed and convened by Douglas E. Kowalewski (Physical and Earth Sciences) with collaborators from North Dakota State University and the University of Pennsylvania.

The goal was to link field interpretations of Antarctic glacial history with recent climate and ice sheet modeling efforts. The session, titled “Inception and Evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheets,” was comprised of eight oral presentations and over 20 poster presentations from scientists worldwide.

This research is vital for understanding the precise climate conditions necessary for an ice-covered Antarctica, how quick the ice sheets responded to past climate shifts, and the future stability of the ice sheets in a warming planet.

The conference session was part of an outreach initiative for a National Science Foundation award supporting the research of Kowalewski and colleagues.

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