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CCPO HOSTS LECTURE ON USE OF MODELING TO STUDY GLOBAL WARMING TODAY

Michael Dinniman, a researcher with Old Dominion University's Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography (CCPO), will lecture on the use of ocean modeling to gauge effects of global warming in Antarctica today at 3:30 p.m. in CCPO's conference room on the third floor of the Innovation Research Park@ODU building.

The lecture, which is part of the CCPO Spring 2008 Seminar Series, and a reception with refreshments that begins at 3 p.m., are free and open to the public.

Dinniman's lecture title is "Modeling Ocean-Ice Shelf Interactions around Antarctica: Can a Model Determine if the 'Cork' is Melting?" Some scientists have suggested that ice shelves floating around Antarctica buttress the massive continental ice sheets. Therefore, climate conditions that cause the shelves to collapse could pop the cork to allow continental ice to flow into the sea.

Since joining CCPO in 1999, Dinniman has focused his research on computer modeling to study numerous bodies of water, including the Chesapeake Bay.

This article was posted on: February 25, 2008

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