Ice Cores and Climate Change


The Royal Society of Tasmania - 2019 Launceston Lecture Series

Start Date

22nd Sep 2019 1:30pm


Meeting Room, QVMAG at Inveresk

RSVP / Contact Information

No RSVP required.

A Public Lecture by

Dr Tas van Ommen

Australian Antarctic Division

Photo of Ice CoreSnow falling over Antarctica accumulates over millennia, carrying traces of past climate and  environmental conditions. Dr van Ommen will present knowledge gained from ice cores drilled from the Antarctic, which have contributed greatly to our understanding of earth’s climate.

As a leader of the new Australian project to drill for an ice core in excess of a million years, he  will also preview major new initiatives to recover the oldest continuous ice core record. Tas is Senior Principal Research Scientist with the Australian Antarctic Division, where he has worked as a glaciologist for the past 25 years. He has made 6 research expeditions to Antarctica  for ice core drilling and airborne surveys, mapping the thickness of the ice-sheet.

Admission: $6 General Public, $4 Students, QVMAG Friends and members of Launceston Historical Society.
Free for members of The Royal Society of Tasmania

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