Title

What's The Deal With Isostasy?

Date

5-31-2018 8:30 AM

End Time

31-5-2018 8:45 AM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Session Chair

Melinda Shimizu

Session Title

Shaping our world: Glaciers and their impact on Western North America

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Melinda Shimizu

Abstract

The current climate is causing glaciers to melt, and this is in turn affecting sea level. Measuring changes to sea level are complicated by isostatic rebound, which also occurs after glaciers melt. Most research into this topic encounters difficulty in gathering data or adjusting old data. One solution to this problem is glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA), which requires the past eustatic sea level data is adjusted for. Because the earth is constantly changing and different factors affect each area in different ways, there are a lot of different models to address this problem. This presentation will look broadly at the approaches being used to account for isostasy in modeling and how relevant it is when predicting sea level change.

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May 31st, 8:30 AM May 31st, 8:45 AM

What's The Deal With Isostasy?

WUC Pacific Room

The current climate is causing glaciers to melt, and this is in turn affecting sea level. Measuring changes to sea level are complicated by isostatic rebound, which also occurs after glaciers melt. Most research into this topic encounters difficulty in gathering data or adjusting old data. One solution to this problem is glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA), which requires the past eustatic sea level data is adjusted for. Because the earth is constantly changing and different factors affect each area in different ways, there are a lot of different models to address this problem. This presentation will look broadly at the approaches being used to account for isostasy in modeling and how relevant it is when predicting sea level change.