How do you weigh an ice sheet? by Peter Kuipers Munneke
The planet is heating, and sea level is rising. But how do we actually measure sea-level rise? And where does it come from? Sophisticated satellite measurements and precise reconstruction of the climate of the past allow us to identify exactly the cause of the rising seas. We are now able to detect even the tiniest changes in mass of the big ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland. This leads us to wonder what sea level has in store for the future. How long until we drown?
Peter Kuipers Munneke will answer some of these questions during the (online) Studium Generale Leeuwarden lecture on Tuesday 10 November 2020 20.00 o’clock!
Peter Kuipers Munneke (1980) has been studying the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets at Utrecht University for over 15 years. Besides, he is a tv weatherman at NOS, the largest Dutch public broadcasting organization. He is engaged in scientific outreach, for example by making podcasts, theatre shows, and by appearing on radio and tv about weather and climate.
Date: Tuesday 10 November 2020