12.753 Geodynamics Seminar

Spring 2006

Arch of ice over the Antarctic ocean.
Ice Bridge in the Antarctic. (Photo courtesy of Susan Humphris, WHOI.)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive geodynamical field trip guide to Iceland given in related resources section, as well an image gallery of the class field trip there.

Course Description

In this year's Geodynamics Seminar, we will explore the depth and breadth of scientific research related to Earth's present and past ice-sheets, glaciers and sea-ice, as well as extraterrestrial planetary ice.

Invited speakers have been chosen from experts in the current frontiers in ice-related research, including planetary ice, climate records from polar and tropical ice cores, the Snowball Earth, subglacial volcanoes, ice rheology, ice sheet modeling, ice microkinetics, glacial erosion and tectonics, subglacial life and polar remote sensing.

A field trip to Iceland in Summer 2006 will allow us to view some of the island's ice caps and glacial geology, the exposed mid Atlantic Ridge and evidence of ice-volcano interactions.

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Staff

Instructors:
Prof. Karen Bice
Prof. Sarah Das
Prof. Mark Behn

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
One session / week
3 hours / session

Level

Graduate