Lectures and Special Events
Glacial Earthquakes: Using Seismic and GPS Observations to Map Changes in Glaciers and Ice Sheets Worldwide
November 12, 2014
The great ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are losing mass while the number of glacial earthquakes is increasing, with six times as many earthquakes occurring in recent years as in the early 1990s. Join Dr. Meredith Nettles, Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, as she discusses the discovery of these peculiar earthquakes, and shows how combining earthquake data with GPS measurements from glaciers allows us to learn how the glaciers and ice sheets may be affected by changing environmental conditions.
The Annual IRIS Lecture Series is presented in collaboration with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology and the Seismological Society of America.
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Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.
May 18, 2017
Whether tracking the effect of climate change on the reach of mosquito-born illnesses, discovering new diseases, or preparing for a zombie outbreak, cutting-edge research illuminates how we will survive the next pandemic.
June 2, 2017
Unwrap an evening of mystery and celebrate the American Museum of Natural History’s newest temporary exhibition—Mummies. Tackle trivia questions and physical challenges with a drink in hand!