TITLE: Big Ice Sheets Doing Big Things: Why It's a Big Deal
SPEAKER: Robert Bindschadler
EVENT DATE: 07/20/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 52 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
This loss of ice in areas of the World such as Antarctica and Greenland is causing an increasing rate of sea-level rise, making it critically important to provide accurate predictive models as a basis for policymakers and citizens to take action. The challenges to science are great, and a more detailed understanding of ice-sheet dynamics is urgently needed. In an illustrated lecture, the fourth in a series of programs in 2011 presented through a partnership between the Science, Technology and Business Division of the Library of Congress, and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, scientist Robert Bindschadler presents his theories as to why this is occurring.
Speaker Biography: NASA scientist Robert Bindschadler is an expert on glaciers and ice sheets.