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GSNZ Otago Branch presents the 2022 Hochstetter lecture

The 2022 Hochstetter lecture will be presented by David Prior (University of Otago), and is titled 'The Shear Zones that Hold Back the Icesheets'

Dave will deliver a talk entitled ‘The shear zones that hold back the ice sheets’, which will showcase the lateral thinking behind interdisciplinary research using geophysical and geological methods to study the physics of ice.

This is 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. This is a public event all are welcome to attend.


David Prior



Geoscience Society of New Zealand


University of Otago, Quad 4, Geology Department

5:00pm Wed 24 August, 2022