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Wednesday Nite @ The Lab

"Mysteries of Glacier Slip and Landform Development"

Event Details

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
7-8:15 p.m.
Glaciers flow downhill like slow motion rivers, but unlike a river a glacier “slips” at its base. Glacier slip accounts for most of the motion of fast-moving glaciers and is the root cause for the construction of many of the landforms that glaciers leave behind once they melt. We can study modern day glaciers as well as landforms left behind to help understand how the slipping process occurs.