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Presentation on ice cores is set tonight

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 20th, 2013

ALAMOSA — The Colorado Field Institute invites the public to its second winter lecture of the 2013 season at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, in Room 130 of Porter Hall on the Adams State university campus. The slideshow and talk, titled "Ice Cores from Greenland and Antarctica, How are they collected and what to they tell us about ancient climate and ice dynamics?" The presentation will be given by Dr. Joan Fitzpatrick is a research scientist with the Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center at the US Geological Survey in Denver. She has been an active researcher in the field of glaciology and ice core analysis since 1989 and has participated in every US-sponsored deep ice-drilling project since that time. Her current work is focused on the recently-completed ice core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide site– a location that promises to provide a uniquely well-resolved 60,000-year climate record for West Antarctica.

For more information, call (719) 378 6384, email coloradofieldinstitute@gmail.com, or visit WWW.COLORADOFIELDINSTITUTE.ORG

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