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Understanding Ice: The James B. Case Memorial Symposium

Date and Time: 
April 24, 2018 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

The talks are free but require advance registration. Please register here.

David Rumsey Map Center
Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Libraries, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Huge ice sheets cover Antarctica and Greenland.  Glaciers and snowpack act as frozen reservoirs providing water for surrounding communities.  We hear about ice when glaciers recede or ice sheets break off, but what are the processes governing these changes?  What role does ice play in the behavior, evolution, and stability of the earth system?  Three Stanford faculty will address these topics focusing on their cutting-edge research in the geology, geophysics, and modeling of ice.  Join Rob Dunbar, Dustin Schroeder, and Jenny Suckale as they explain what is known about how ice works. This afternoon symposium is in honor of James B. Case (Stanford BS - Civil Engineering '50), a glacial surveyor, and expert in photogrammetry, who donated his glacier map collection to Stanford Libraries in 2017.