Dorset Geologists' Association Group


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 Broadmayne Village Hall
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Saturday 14th January 2017
D'urberville Centre Wool
2.00pm
AGM
3.30pm
Portland Storms 2014
Alan Holiday

February 24th February
Urban fieldwork
Beaminster
Alan Holiday

March 20th 2017
Inferior Oolite
Bob Chandler

March 31st-April 3rd
Forest of Dean/Malverns
Leader Noel Donnelly
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Chairman's Fieldtrip and DGAG picnic
Friday 14th July
Ham Hill
Leaders Alan Holiday/Sheila Alderman

Wednesday 23rd August
Lulworth Cove & Mupe Rocks
Leader Alan Holiday

Monday 4th September 
Ebbor Gorge & Wells
leaders Brian Wadsworth
& Alan Holiday

Saturday 7th October 
Durlston Bay
(from the Cinder Bed upwards)
leader Alan Holiday

DGAG Annual Dinner
Saturday 18th November
Wessex Royale
Dorchester

Saturday 9th December
Christmas Workshop
Broadmayne
names required for lunch
and/or tables
(to Doreen)
page updated: 4/9/2017
August
October
December

The Fingerprints of Sea Level Change
in a Warming World

Professor Jerry X. Mitrovica
Harvard University

 7 p.m. Wednesday 11th October 2017
 The Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 
University of Bristol, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ.
Tickets: available free of charge from
lecture-tickets
 If you require additional support at this lecture, e.g. wheelchair access or sign language interpretation, please contact
Anne Hunt 
at the earliest opportunity and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.
 
Sea level changes are a particularly dramatic consequence of  global warming and estimates of the average rise in sea level over the past decade are routinely reported in the media. However, such estimates obscure the fact that observed sea level changes vary dramatically around the globe. This lecture will describe the sources of this variability and focus on the unique patterns – or fingerprints – of sea level change that follow the melting of ice sheets and glaciers. In particular, sea level will actually fall within about 2000 km of a melting ice sheet and rise by increasing amounts at great distance. Thus, counterintuitive as it may seem, Bristolians should be far more concerned about the fate of the distant Antarctic Ice Sheet than the future of their neighbour, the ice sheet that now covers Greenland.

Jerry X. Mitrovica is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University. His work focuses on the Earth's response to change on timescales from seconds to billions of years. He has written extensively on topics ranging from the influence of mantle convection on the geological record to ice age geodynamics and the signatures of ice sheet melting in our progressively warming world. Professor Mitrovica is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America and a past Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Jerry X. Mitrovica is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University. His work focuses on the Earth's response to change on timescales from seconds to billions of years. He has written extensively on topics ranging from the influence of mantle convection on the geological record to ice age geodynamics and the signatures of ice sheet melting in our progressively warming world. Professor Mitrovica is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America and a past Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.