Film and Panel Discussion: Drifting Station Alpha in the Arctic

Start Date/Time: Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 3:30 PM
Location: Husky Union Building Rm. 310 (HUB 310)

Featuring the world premiere of a new film by Norbert Untersteiner and Frans van der Hoeven documenting the trials and travails of Arctic Ice Station Alpha during the International Geophysical Year (IGY, 1957-58). Untersteiner will be on hand to introduce the film and to talk more generally about how the IGY brought new vitality to the earth sciences at this university and throughout the world. The program will conclude with a panel discussion of how our knowledge of Arctic sea ice has advanced over the 50 years since the IGY: What have we learned and what are the major unresolved issues?

Replaces the normal Atmos colloquium for the week of November 20.