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Discover how three extreme environments affect all of us at World of Discovery: Exploring Our Global Environment, a three-part series at the Delaware Museum of Natural History featuring scientists from the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment sharing their research. Topics include the inhospitable climate of Antarctica, how volcanoes are a window into the history of our planet, and the effects of nuclear weapons under the sea.

Living and Working on the East Antarctic Plateau – a travelogue
Thursday, October 3 | 7-8:30 p.m.

UD Geography professor Dana Veron spent five weeks at a joint French-Italian research station in eastern Antarctica to study the inhospitable region’s climate. A better understanding and improved modeling of the area’s climate is important both to protect people living and working in Antarctica, which relies on constant shipments of supplies, and to inform scientists’ knowledge about global climate change and its impacts. Veron’s talk will share both the science she works on and her day-to-day experiences gathering data and living in one of the coldest, most desolate, and pristine places on Earth.

Dana Veron is an associate professor at the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment and the director of the Environmental Science & Studies programs. In addition to teaching many undergraduate and graduate classes, Veron conducts research in climate modeling, cloud impacts on climate, polar climate, wind resource modeling and more. She earned her Ph.D. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego.

$3 for DMNH Members, $5 for non-members. Pre-registration recommended. Best suited for ages 18 and up.

Also in the series:

Volcanoes as windows into Earth’s history, Thursday, November 7 | 7-8:30 p.m.

Bombs at Bikini—Exploring the Underwater Impacts of Nuclear Weapons Testing, Thursday, December 5 | 7-8:30 p.m.


World of Discovery: Exploring our Global Environment is presented by the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean & Environment and the Delaware Museum of Natural History.