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How Melting Polar Snow and Ice Impact New England

How Melting Polar Snow and Ice Impact New England In-Person / Online

Professor Erich Osterberg discusses the impact of melting polar caps on New England. This is a hybrid event.  Join us in person in the Mayer Room or online via Zoom. No registration required in person; register for Zoom here. This program is co-sponsored by the Hanover Conservancy and the Howe Library.

The polar regions are warming faster than the rest of the globe, but what happens at the poles doesn't stay at the poles. In this talk, we'll explore the latest research on how melting snow and ice at both poles raises sea level, changes storm patterns, and may accelerate warming here in New England. Erich Osterberg will discuss his field research on glacier ice cores, and discuss how localized climate impacts can reverberate across the globe. A Q&A session will follow Erich's remarks. 

Erich Osterberg is Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth. "My overarching research objective is to understand how and why climate has changed and identify trends and sources of air pollution. My specialty is creating long (50-50,000 years) records of climate change and air pollution by analyzing chemical markers preserved in glacier ice cores. I also study data from weather stations and climate models to determine recent climate trends to differentiate natural cycles from human-caused changes. I am particularly interested in aspects of climate change that impact communities, including sea-level rise from melting glaciers, and the changing number and intensity of storms."

Thursday, May 30, 2024
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Mayer Room
This is an online event.
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