Episode 10 - Glaciers are very fast runners - with Yongmei Gong

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Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast!

Our guest this week is Yongmei Gong, who also is a TSB "honourable" member since she recently got her PhD. She works at the Institute of Atmospheric Science and Earth System Research at the University of Helsinki. She works on glaciers, and in particular on ice shelves and ice caps. We talk about how fast glaciers are "running", which means how fast they are melting!

...and, of course, it wouldn't be an episode of the TSB podcast without a science anecdote. This time we talk about geoengineering to avoid the melting of glaciers!

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Links from this episode:
The Nature paper "Geoengineer polar glaciers to slow sea-level rise": www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03036-4

 

Music by Havelocke


 

Listen to our tenth episode here!