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Lecture: Kurt Cuffey, Glaciologist

Saturday, September 10 | 2 PM


Movement, beauty, and change are characteristics of glaciers that inspire artists like Jae Ko. They're also themes that repeatedly emerge in the scientific study of glaciers. In this lecture, glaciologist Kurt Cuffey will give a personal accounting of how these themes recur in his studies of glaciers. In this context, he will discuss several major areas of ongoing scientific inquiry concerning the dynamics of glaciers, their effect on landscapes, and their relation to climate.


About Kurt Cuffey
Kurt Cuffey received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and has been a professor of Geography at U.C. Berkeley since 1999. Cuffey conducts research on a wide range of topics related to Earth's glaciers and teaches courses about all aspects of Earth's surface. He is the lead author of The Physics of Glaciers, 4th ed., and is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He likes science, art, mountains, deserts, and cocktails.

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