Antarctica: Catching Snow in the World’s Southernmost Desert - An NCAR Explorer Series talk by RAL Scientist, Scott Landolt

Have you ever been curious what it is like to work in Antarctica where temperatures can drop below -50F and wind speeds can exceed hurricane force? Snow accumulation is the primary precipitation method that sustains the Antarctic ice sheets. Yet, snowfall remains one of the most difficult meteorological variables to accurately measure, especially in windy conditions. A new field program funded by the National Science Foundation is focused on testing recent advances in technology to determine if accurate snowfall measurements are now possible in the Antarctic environment. Join NCAR Scientist Scott Landolt as he provides an overview of this field program, the challenges of working in Antarctica, day-to-day life around McMurdo Station, and stunning photography of the Antarctic ice sheets.

To atttend this free public talk, you will need a ticket. There are still a few tickets available, please see the website below for more information about the talk and for a link to EventBrite website where you can reserve your ticket.

NCAR Explorer Series - Scott Landolt

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018 2:00 pm

Both talks will be webcast if you can't come to the Mesa Lab. 
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Room Number: 
Main Seminar Room

Type of event:

Will this event be webcast to the public by NCAR|UCAR?: 
Yes - ML-Main Seminar Room -
Announcement Timing: 
February 20, 2018 to February 23, 2018