"The Birth of Icebergs: Glacier Calving and Ice-quakes" lecture on Feb. 14, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
If both polar ice sheets melted completely, global sea level would rise by about 64 meters (210 feet). Although this drastic scenario will not occur in the near future, we are witnessing a substantial rise in sea level due to glacial retreat.
Join Scripps Oceanography post-doctoral scholar Fabian Walter as he describes how icebergs "calve" off of glaciers. Learn how techniques traditionally applied to studying earthquakes are being used to unravel the complexities of this process and are helping researchers better predict how glaciers interact with oceans in a changing climate.