Math Models Used to Predict Ice Melt

OGDEN, Utah –The sea ice packs of the Arctic Ocean are melting at a rate faster than ever recorded in more than three decades of satellite measurements.

Mathematician, researcher and author Kenneth Golden will discuss how mathematical models are being used to improve projections of the fate of Earth's sea ice packs when he speaks Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Weber State University’s Lind Lecture Hall Rooms 125 and 126.

The presentation, “Mathematics and the Melting Polar Ice Caps,” is free and open to the public and accessible to a general audience. 

Golden has traveled to Antarctica seven times and to the Arctic eight times to study sea ice. He has published 56 papers in mathematics, physics and other science journals and has given more than 300 lectures on six continents, including to the U.S. Congress.

His presentation also will feature a video documenting the 2012 Antarctic expedition where sea ice properties were measured.

The presentation is part of the College of Science Invited Lecture series and sponsored by WSU’s geosciences and mathematics departments.

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Afshin Ghoreishi, professor mathematics
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