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Public Lecture Series with Robin Bell

The Land Where Water Runs Uphill

Exploration of the Gamburtsev Mountains, East Antarctica During the International Polar Year

Bringing together 7 nations, airdrops, survey airplanes and traverse vehicles, Robin Bell's team made several discoveries during the recent International Polar Year in East Antarctica. She led a major expedition to explore the last unknown mountain range on Earth, the Gamburtsev Mountains -- completely covered with ice -- where the Team discovered that water hidden beneath the ice sheet runs uphill. Using the new IcePod and gravity technologies, Bell’s team will soon be heading to map the Ross Ice Shelf, a floating piece of ice the size of France that covers the least known piece of ocean floor on Earth.

Bell has coordinated ten major aero-geophysical expeditions to Antarctica and Greenland, studying what makes ice sheets collapse. She has discovered a volcano beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet, several large lakes locked beneath 2 miles of ice and demonstrated that ice sheets can thicken from below. Bell lead a Lamont team to map the Hudson River from Staten Island to Albany. In 2006 Bell received an honorary degree from Middlebury College and had an Antarctic Mountain named for her.

Robin Bell received her undergraduate degree in geology from Middlebury College in Vermont and her PhD in geophysics from Columbia University in 1989. Since completing her doctorate she has lead research Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory on ice sheets, tectonics, rivers and mid-ocean ridges. Currently Bell is the PGI Lamont Research Professor at where she directs research programs in Antarctica, Greenland, and developing technology to monitor our changing planet. She is a passionate sailor. Bell and her husband have crossed the Atlantic four times, cruised the coasts of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and chased icebergs in the Labrador Sea.

Date: Monday, February 1st

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

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