Dr. Candace Kohl

Collection of Meteorites from Antarctic Ice Fields

Location: Geology 3656
Time: 2:30PM

Many very important meteorites have been collected from the “cold storage” of the Antarctic ice sheet. This continent-wide glacier is gradually moving towards the ocean; in some areas erosion by winds exposes meteorites on the surface. Candace will tell us about her experiences as a member of a collection team in Antarctica and also about participation on a team that collected a long core of Greenland ice to analyze for variations in cosmic-ray produced isotopes.