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GSNZ Canterbury Branch presents the 2022 Hochstetter lecture

Dave will deliver a talk entitled ‘The shear zones that hold back the ice sheets’, which will showcase the lateral thinking of using geophysical and geological methods to study the physics of ice, which is also highly relevant to our society as it informs ice sheet modeling and predictions for a warmer world. This work will appeal to both professional scientists and the general public, and will include some entertaining examples of field work in Antarctica, the vital participation of students, and the need for scientific teamwork. All attendees are advised: Face coverings are encouraged Please stay at home if you are: unwell waiting for a COVID-19 test result self-isolating a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19. Out of consideration to others, please practice good coughing, sneezing and hand hygiene.


David Prior


Geoscience Society of New Zealand


University of Canterbury, Ernest Rutherford 140

5:30pm Wed 5 October, 2022