Blowing Up Glaciers (Just a Bit!): Geophysical Investigations of the Antarctic Ice Sheet Stability

Monday, November 12, 2018
6:00 p.m.
National Mechanics
22 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

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Blowing Up Glaciers (Just a Bit!): Geophysical Investigations of the Antarctic Ice Sheet Stability

Global sea level has been rising over the past century, and it is projected to keep rising in the future. But exactly how much and how fast? The key to answering this question lies under Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, one of the most remote glaciers in the world. Atsuhiro Muto of Temple University will share his findings so far and what he and his teams aim to reveal with upcoming expeditions to the glacier.
 

About the Speaker

Atsuhiro Muto is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Temple University. He uses geophysical techniques, such as active-source seismology and measurements of subtle changes in Earth’s gravity field, to image what’s underneath ice sheets and glaciers and how they influence the rate of ice flow from land to ocean. His work has taken him to many corners of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets over the past decade. He has a PhD in physical geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and an MS and a BS in geosciences from Chiba University in Japan.