Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences


The REMA team at the Polar Geospatial Center are proud to Announce the Release of Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica 



Researchers led by the University of Minnesota Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) and The Ohio State University have released the first high resolution, high accuracy terrain dataset of approximately 98% of the contiguous continental landmass of Antarctica.  With the near accurate information these datasets provide, it will make it easier to track the impact of ice melt and climate change. The map also is precise and accurate enough that it will allow scientific teams to plan trips over the treacherous Antarctic terrain.  More information can be found at CSE's News Section and on the PGC's Site. Check it out!


Fox News 9 covered this release as well with a nice little new piece you can see here. Check back for more news updates.


Information from College of Science and Engineering and The Polar Geospatial Center.


This Week's Department Seminar Speaker

Seminars are held weekly on Thursdays from 4pm- 5pm.


Dr. Raymond Jeanloz

University of California- Berkeley, Earth and Planetary Science


Talk Title: Pressure as a Probe for Atoms, Molecules and Planets


This is a shared seminar with the School of Physics and Astronomy.

This seminar will take place in room B50 to accomodate attendance from both schools.


Raymond Jeanloz and his group study the nature and evolution of planetary interiors, as well as the properties of materials at high pressures. Much of their work is based on experiments with the laser-heated diamond cell, but they also collaborate in shock-wave experiments and in quantum mechanical calculations of material properties. Raymond Jeanloz also works in technical aspects of public policy, including resource and environmental issues, national and international security, and science education.


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