Speaker: Christine McCarthy
Title: Ice Rheology: Here, There, and Everywhere
Abstract: Fleeting on our planet, seemingly ubiquitous in the solar system, ice is one of the most common yet most enigmatic of materials. My research seeks to understand everything from Antarctic ice stream flow rates and tidal modulation to seismic attenuation and mechanical heating mechanisms on icy moons of the outer solar system. I will present results from experimental studies on the frictional and anelastic properties of ice over a range of conditions and discuss how these may aid in understanding and exploration of the cryosphere, here, there, and everywhere.