The Long Reach of Polar Glacial Melts

Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
April 12, 2021 zoom-recording by Belmont Media Center Community TV

Natalya Gomez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Earth & Planetary Sciences, McGill University, Canada; Canada Research Chair in the Geodynamics of Ice Sheet - Sea Level Interactions; McGill Space Institute Member

The accelerating pace of glacial melting in Greenland and in Antarctica will increase sea level rise in different areas of the globe. But the locations most affected are often counter-intuitive. Further, the rapid melting affects the land under the glaciers in unexpected ways. Dr. Gomez discusses the dynamics of these melting patterns and how scientists study them.