Virtual Wednesday Nite @ The Lab
"How Glaciers Move"; Luke Zoet; Department of Geoscience
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
While glaciers are often thought of as static bodies of ice infamous for melting, steady glacial movement is constantly at work. Many of Earth’s largest glaciers are flowing into oceans, and the rate at which they contribute to sea level rise directly depends on their speed of flow. We will discuss how glaciers physically flow, the various factors that impact those processes, and resulting speeds.