Glaciers in danger?

Are the ice caps of our planet in danger? Over the past 20 years, worldwide rising temperatures led to a marked melting of the Greenland ice sheet, while studies show the risk of a collapse of part of the ice cap of West Antarctica. The generated destabilization could cause a three-meter rise in sea level. “It is premature, however, to believe in a collapse of ice sheets in the current state of things,” says Carolyne Pickler, CREATE student and doctoral student in environmental sciences at UQAM.

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Glaciers en péril?
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Dr. Hugo Beltrami of StFX’s NSERC-CREATE Program awarded a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Climate Dynamics

Canada Research Chair

StFX faculty member and CREATE principal investigator  Dr. Hugo Beltrami has been awarded a Canada Research Chair (CRC Tier 1) in Climate Dynamics. The seven-year renewable appointment includes a $1.4 million research award and is accompanied by an additional award from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) through its John R. Evans Leaders Fund. These funds will be put towards the purchase of a $575,000 high performance computer cluster which will perform simulations of climate related processes to support Dr. Beltrami’s team research.

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