Colorado State University Antarctic Lecture Looks Under the Ice on Feb. 25


Rick Aster, head of the Department of Geosciences in the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University, will present the first in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability Spring 2014 Antarctic Lecture Series Feb. 25.


The lecture, which is free and open to the public, takes place 7-8 p.m. at the Fort Collins Main Public Library, 201 Peterson St. The topic is "Under the Ice: The Geophysical Unveiling of the Antarctic Continent.”


Aster, a principal investigator on the POLENET-ANET project, will discuss recent research, supported by the National Science Foundation, into the geological structure and history of Antarctica, and outline how the tectonic, volcanic, and other processes within the solid Earth have interacted with past and present ice sheets.


Modern technological developments have made it possible to look through Antarctica’s enormous ice sheets to study the geology of Antarctica. Using high-resolution deep Earth imaging, seismic event detection, GPS positioning, and other geophysical methods developed on other continents, researchers have been revealing what lies beneath the continent.


For questions regarding this lecture series or SoGES, contact Matt Knox,, or call the SoGES front desk at (970) 491-4215.


The School of Global Environmental Sustainability

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability is at the core of a growing number of exciting sustainability initiatives in research and education at Colorado State University. SoGES serves as a hub to connect CSU’s community of scholars and practitioners interested in applying interdisciplinary perspectives to large-scale environmental, economic, and social questions not easily addressed through traditional approaches.


The School was uniquely designed to reach across disciplines and colleges to forge new alliances and advance greater understanding of the challenges to achieving sustainability faced by our nation and global community. SoGES is meeting this challenge and continues to strengthen CSU’s reputation of being at the forefront of addressing the world’s sustainability issues through research, education, and outreach.