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Rising Tides

Sea level rise is accelerating as warming temperatures cause ice to melt and ocean water to expand. Under many scenarios, sea level rise is expected to remain under three feet by the end of the century, but ice-sheet collapse might result in several times more rise. Today at 5:00 p.m. in Redfield Auditorium, Pennsylvania State University professor and glaciologist Richard Alley will explore new discoveries about the great ice sheets, how they flow and break, and how these discoveries might shed light on the uncertain future of our coasts. The lecture is free and open to the public and is part of the long-running Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program. (Photo by Peter Kimball, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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