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BC3 Seminar: “Role of Antarctic and Arctic Ice in Climate Change”

December 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

BC3 Seminars
“Role of Antarctic and Arctic Ice in Climate Change”

Em. Prof. Leslie W. Morland, PhD
School of Mathematics, University of East Anglia Norwich

Abstract: Land based Antarctic and Greenland ice and Arctic sea ice cover a significant fraction of the Earth’s surface, and its high albedo means that much of the solar energy reaching its surface is reflected back into the atmosphere. Ice sheet and sea ice dynamics are therefore a component of a climate change model which involves the interaction of ocean and atmosphere, of ocean and sea ice, of sea ice and atmosphere and grounded ice and atmosphere. An outline is presented of how these ice dynamics are formulated and modelled for solution by large-scale numerical codes, with discussion of theoretical flaws and numerical weaknesses.

Main research

  • Theoretical (continuum) mechanics: plasticity, viscoelasticity.
  • Porous media (interacting continua theory).
  • Theoretical glaciology: ice properties – viscous response, fabric evolution (induced anisotropy); ice-sheet flow (reduced model), sea-ice dynamics.

Lecturer´s personal website

Background of the Lecturer

  • BSc 1st Class Honours, Mathematics1955 Manchester University
  • PhD Apply Mathematics 1958 (Elastic-Plastic Wave Propagation) Manchester University
  • Research Associate Brown University Applied Mathematics 1958-60
  • Research Scientist Stanford Research Institute 1960
  • Senior Scientific Officer Fort Halstead 1961
  • Lecturer Mathematics Manchester University 1961 – 64
  • Senior lecturer, Reader, Professor Mathematics UEA 1964 – 2000
  • Emeritus Professor UEA 2000 — present

Sede Building (Room Aketxe), Scientific Park of the University of the Basque Country, December 15, 12:00-13:00

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December 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change
Sede Building 1, 1st floor, Scientific Park of the University of the Basque Country
+34 944 014 690
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