Green Mountain College welcomes glaciologist Dr. Twila Moon for a brown bag talk on Wednesday, November 4 at noon in the East Room. The title of Dr. Moon’s talk underscores a global issue with local implications: “Redefining Glacial Pace: The Greenland Ice Sheet in a Warming World.” Her research focuses on characterizing and understanding large ice sheet behavior, with a main focus on the Greenland Ice Sheet. “I use a wide range of data to determine how the fast-flowing ice around the margins of ice sheets changes and interacts with the ocean and other climate system components,” she explains. Dr. Moon received her PhD from the University of Washington and is a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of Oregon Department of Geological Sciences. She recently spent a year as a postdoc fellow at the National Snow and Ice and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her visit is supported by the adventure education program and GMC’s Speaker’s Bureau. All faculty, students, and staff invited to attend this engaging discussion!
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