The Nova Scotian Institute of Science invites you to attend our March 2018 public lecture:
Monday, 5th March, Time: 7:30pm
Location: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Halifax
Speaker: Dr. Marcos Zentilli
Emeritus Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University
Title: “The Rise of Mountains & Climate Changes in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago”
Eastern Nunavut has young mountains (~2600 m) that rose when Greenland was tectonically pushed under Ellesmere Island 49 million years ago – when the Arctic Ocean became a freshwater lake and northern redwood forests sheltered crocodylians and turtles. Sea salt-cored mountains are actively growing at rates measurable from satellites. Close to some of them salty springs ﬂow year round in areas where the ground is otherwise frozen to a depth of 600m. Dr. Zentilli will illustrate Arctic research and observable changes carried out through a quarter century.
All are welcome but seating is limited so “first come first served”
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