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Geography Colloquium - Rob DeConto

Friday, March 30, 2018
12:20pm – 1:10pm

Storrs Campus
AUST 446

Future Fate of the Polar Ice Sheets

Dr. Robert DeConto, Professor, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Rob DeConto is a Professor of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Rob's background spans geology, oceanography, atmospheric science, and glaciology, and he has held research positions at both the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Rob's research is focused on understanding the long-term evolution of the Earth's cryosphere, particularly the great polar ice sheets on Greenland and Antarctica, and the future fate of those ice sheets in a warming world. This has included field work on Antarctica, the development of climate, ocean, and ice sheet models, and application of those models to a wide range of past and future climate scenarios. Rob serves on a number of national and international science boards and advisory panels. He is the 2016 recipient of the Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica, and he is currently serving as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Co-sponsored by the Department of Geography and the Center for Integrative Geosciences


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