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Ice Sheet Expert to Launch Seminar Series on Feb. 7

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Professor Lonnie Thompson, one of the world's foremost authorities on paleoclimatology and glaciology, will be at the University of Kansas to launch the CReSIS Spring Seminar Series.

Thompson, a distinguished professor at Ohio State University and world-renowned researcher at OSU's Byrd Polar Research Center, will deliver the presentation "Tropical Ice Cores" from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Spahr Engineering Classroom. Thompson has led more than 50 scientific expeditions during the last 30 years. He has been selected by Time magazine and CNN as one of "America's Best" in science and medicine. In 2006, he was chosen to receive the Roy Chapman Andrews Society's 2007 Distinguished Explorer Award.

All are welcome to attend this free presentation sponsored by the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, headquartered at the University of Kansas. Researchers at CReSIS are charged with developing technologies to better understand and predict the role of polar ice sheets in climate and sea level change. Engineers, scientists and students affiliated with the center will conduct field investigations, and compile and analyze data to characterize ongoing rapid changes in polar ice sheets, as well as develop models that explain and predict ice sheet interactions.


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