School of Global Environmental Sustainability Antarctic Lecture Series: "Exploration of the Transantarctic Mountains"

Date: 
April 15, 2014 7:00am to 8:00am

The Transantarctic Mountains, one of the longest and highest mountain ranges in the world, separates Antarctica into two distinctly different parts. Its geology gives important clues as to what underlies a thick covering of ice over 98% of the continent. Although positioned at the pole for the past 400 million years, rocks and fossils suggest a mild climate most of the time with an ancient glaciation about 300 million years ago and the present glaciation beginning 34 million years ago.

James W. Collinson

Professor Emeritus. School of Earth Sciences and Byrd Polar

Research Center, The Ohio State University

Location: 

Old Town Library (Main) 201 Peterson Street