Kansas University's Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets will be taking part in a two-year study of the polar ice caps and their effects on the global climate.
In the International Polar Year, more than 60 countries are conducting research during each of the six-month polar summers. KU will be researching in Greenland and Antarctica, plus it will play host to a series of seminars on issues related to climate change.
All five of the scheduled lectures are free and open to the public. The lectures include:
¢ "The Human Dimensions of Climate Change Science," 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Hall Center for the Humanities.
¢ "Peak Oil," 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. March 21, Spahr Engineering Classroom, Eaton Hall.
¢ "Ice Sheets on the Edge: A Golden Age for Glaciology," 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. April 11, Spahr Engineering Classroom, Eaton Hall.
¢ "Winds of Change," 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. April 25, location to be determined.
¢ "Feeling the Heat," 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. May 9, Spahr Engineering Classroom, Eaton Hall.