Into the Thick of It: Expeditions Into the Arctic Ice Pack
Where: The Explorers Club
46 E. 70th St.
212-628-8383 Price: $25
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Walking up to the average man on the street, the term ‘Arctic ice’ may or may not register. But for anyone who knows and cares about the North, those words are most likely to conjure imagery of vast glacial icecaps and colossal icebergs calving off of polar glaciers. Nearly all ice-related reporting continues to focus upon the meltdown of glaciers and icesheets in Greenland and Antarctica.
Into the Thick of It explores the lesser-known categorization of ‘Arctic ice’: the sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean. In a setting of polar mountains, rapidly drifting floes and shimmering mirages, several expedition adventure stories are merged into a narrative informed by evidence-based cryospheric research. What is ‘ice albedo feedback’ and how is it that Northern hemisphere sea ice is tethered to the world’s ocean and atmosphere system? Stephen uses his lifetime of expedition experiences to make sense of the impressive and consequential science on Arctic sea ice.Buy tickets/get more info now