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Glacier Change in Greenland and Alaska Since the Pioneering Cornell Expeditions Led by R.S. Tarr (1896-1911)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Mann Library, Room 160
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Around the turn of the 20th century, Cornell professor Ralph Stockman Tarr and his students and collaborators organized several expeditions to glaciated areas in Greenland and Alaska. Hundreds of photographs taken during the expeditions captured both the stunning beauty of these areas as well as historic data vital to the field of glaciology today.  Building on the imagery and information gleaned from the Tarr expeditions, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences Matt Pritchard will highlight changes that have occurred in the glacial landscapes of Alaska and Greenland over the past hundred years--and what these changes do in fact tell us about global climate change. 

Lecture presented in conjunction with the exhibit "Historic Ice: Alaska and Greenland’s glaciers through the lens of the Cornell expeditions 1896-1911," opening in the Mann Gallery, November 2015.

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Cornell University Library, Mann Library, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Sustainability


culture, Sustainability, Cornell University Library, Mann Library, Global Warming, Cornell_University_Library, glaciology, earth science, atmospheric science, glacier



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Eveline Ferretti

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Matthew Pritchard

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Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

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Rebecca Tucker

Rebecca Tucker left a positive review 11/10/2015

Loved the enthusiasm behind the presentation. Well laid out and communicated. Thanks for taking the time to present!