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Throughout the course of his career (since 1975), Craig S. Lingle developed his expertise in glaciology in the areas of dynamic behavior of ice sheets, ice shelves and glaciers, including the Holocene retreat of polar ice streams driven by sea-level changes coupled to solid-earth deformation, ice shelf changes driven by changes in basal melting and surface accumulation, and periodic glacier surging. 486 more words


Fascinating Fact for a Friday (1/12/18)

Did you know…?

If the Greenland Ice Sheet melted, sea level would rise 20 feet. If the Antarctic Ice Sheet melted, sea level would rise  15 more words

The Larsen C Ice Sheet is Breaking Up

Previously there had been news about part of an ice sheet splitting off — the size of Delaware. Just a few weeks ago, the unimaginable happened, and the large, broken off iceberg is a sign for change. 329 more words

Climate Change

Oh Buoy: Sea Levels & Sinking Cities

Travel plans to sip wine in Venice, explore New York City or lounge on a beach in Miami? You might want to hurry up.

Over the past century, global average sea levels have risen by 4 to 8 inches. 220 more words

West Antarctica ice-sheet calving due mainly to geology

Sometime between Monday 10th July and Wednesday 12th July, a 2,239 square mile section of Larsen C ice sheet finally broke away. As the media put it, that’s about the size of the State of Delaware. 339 more words

Climate Change

Final Project: Interview with a Geologist

Luke Trusel is an assistant Professor in the Department of Geology at Rowan University.  He researches Earth’s ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland in order to study past, present, and future climate change. 61 more words