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The Scientific Lens - Imaging Greenland’s Ice from Earth and Space

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Tues., Oct. 30, 2012 | 7 pm
$5 at the door; FREE for Burke members, UW students and faculty with UW ID

The Scientific Lens: Research and Photography
From the depths of the Pacific to the slopes of Mount Rainer, UW scientists are using advanced photography to reveal the world in ways unimaginable a generation ago. The Burke Museum presents four opportunities to learn from environmental researchers and photographers about their practice, technique and goals for investigating and the natural world beyond our view.   

Imaging Greenland's Ice from Earth and Space
Oct 30, 7 pm, Burke Museum

Using high-resolution spaceborne cameras, helicopters, and a GPS-enabled camera, a UW-Woods Hole Oceanographic team is working to reveal and document changes to the vast ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica, which are shrinking as the climate warms and sea levels rise. Dr. Ian Joughin, of the UW Applied Physics Laboratory Polar Science Center, and International League of Conservation photographer Chris Linder will share these awe-inspiring photographs and share how they are being used to study the changing ice.