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Environmental Studies

Cruel Summer: Forest Fires, Climate, and the Enigmatic Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Story posted October 10, 2013

Event date(s): October 11, 2013 — October 11, 2013

Please join us to hear Kaitlin Keegan of Dartmouth college give a seminar entitled "Cruel Summer: Forest Fires, Climate, and the Enigmatic Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet" on Friday, Oct. 11, at 12:30p.m in Searles 315. Keegan is a second year PhD student and IGERT Fellow at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering where she researches the Greenland Ice Sheet, firn densification, and the global implications of polar environmental change. She will be sharing a fascinating story about the possible link between forest fires in North America and the extraordinary melting of the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet in the summer of 2012.

A reception will follow.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

Photos: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~igert/pages/people.html 
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kaitlin_Keegan/