All events are open to the public, and run from 4 to 5 p.m. and will be held at the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center on Wednesdays from 4-5 P.M. (1100 N. Western Ave., Wenatchee).
Dr. Audrey Huerta, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Geology, Central Washington University
“Geology of Antarctica: Hot Science on a cold Continent”
Professor Huerta has been studying the Geology of Antarctica for the past 15 years. Her primary interests is understanding the Geologic Evolution of the southern-most continent. More recently, the potential sea-level rise from the loss of the Antarctic Ice Sheets has motivated Dr. Huerta to study the impact of the geology of Antarctica on the stability of the Antarctic Ice Sheets. In this talk, Prof Huerta will discuss the results of the 10-year international project POLENET, and share the challenges and rewards of Antarctic field work.