Exploring Earth's past climate at the top of the world

04/21/05

Lecture by Kate Moran, University of Rhode Island

Lecture by:
Kate Moran
University of Rhode Island

5:15 - 6:30 p.m. reception
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. lecture

Our knowledge of Arctic climate history took a large step forward in 2004 when the 16-nation Arctic Coring Expedition retrieved 1,400 ft core spanning 56 million years from a submerged ridge near the North Pole. Kate Moran, co-chief scientist for the project, will present the initial findings of this pioneering expedition to the top of the world.

Kate Moran is director of the Marine Geometrics Laboratory at the University of Rhode Island. Her research focuses on marine geotechnics, in particular the application of geotechnical techniques in paleoceanography, tectonics, and Quaternary geology, specifically related to glacial history. She also researches best practices for marine drilling, sampling, in situ testing, and laboratory testing.

The Polar Reserach Board (PRB) is part of the National Research Council, which is the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Adademy of Engineering. Contact PRB at 202-334-3479.

The Antarctican Society originated in teh desire of several people to create an organization where persons interested in the Antarctic could meet. Contact Paul Dalrymple at pcdal@midcoast.com.

This event is free and open to the public. The closest Metro stations are Gallery Place/Chinatown, served by the Red, Green, and Yellow lines; and Judiciary Square, served by the Red line. RSVP to rshiflett@nas.edu by April 27, 2005.

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