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19th Annual W.S. Jardetzky Lecture: Postmodern Geophysics and Ice Age Climate

Date:March 07, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Monell Building Auditorium
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Andrew Juhl by sending email to andyjuhl@ldeo.columbia.edu .
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Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory presents the 19th Annual W.S. Jardetzky Lecture. "Postmodern Geophysics and Ice Age Climate" with Jerry X. Mitrovica, Professor of Geophysics, Harvard University; Director, Earth System Evolution Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR).

Abstract: Postmodern Geophysics and Ice Age Climate Plate tectonics marks the dawn of modern geophysics and it provides a framework for decades of subsequent work aimed at understanding the underlying driving force for the process, mantle convection. As a result of this on going effort, a clearer, more sophisticated view of both the structure and dynamics of the mantle has emerged. I will use a suite of case studies to argue that embracing this postmodern view of the Earth is crucial to progress in a number of outstanding problems in ice age sea level and climate. 


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