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Lecture to highlight Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment

Submitted by Amie Pappas
Phone: 907-474-6714


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Norbert Untersteiner

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Acclaimed arctic scientist Norbert Untersteiner will give a brown bag lecture on the Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment Wednesday, March 5, 2008.

His lecture, "ADJEX: The Motion Picture," will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Elvey Building Globe Room. It is free and open to the public.

Untersteiner first came to UAF in 1957 during the International Geophysical Year. He was scientific leader of the IGY Drifting Station Alpha, which gathered important data in the arctic region, from 1957-1958. He spent much of his career at the University of Washington, where he earned acclaim internationally as an arctic scientist and policy advisor. He was named professor emeritus at the University of Washington in 1997 and from 1999-2005 served as the Sydney Chapman Chair of Physical Sciences at UAF. Untersteiner holds a Ph. D. from the University of Innsbruck in Austria. His international awards and honors include the Cross of Honor for Arts and Sciences, the Antarctic Service Medal and the Citation for Distinguished Service to International Geophysics. In 2005, Untersteiner was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and in 2007, UAF awarded him an honorary doctoral degree.