Alumni lecture looks at retreating Arctic sea ice and what’s next

Christian Haas, researcher

Professor Christian Haas, Canada Research Chair in Arctic Sea Ice Geophysics, will deliver the Annual Alumni Lecture presented by the York University Geography Alumni Association Tuesday.

ChristianHaasThe talk, “Arctic Sea Ice: Where are we headed?”, will take place Feb. 5, from 5:30 to 7pm, at 280N York Lanes. Everyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Christian Haas

Haas, of the Faculty of Science & Engineering, will look at the underlying reasons for the recent rapid retreat of Arctic sea ice. He will discuss consequences of the retreat for the Arctic climate system and ecosystem, both for northerners and for access to resources and shipping routes.

He will also addressing the role of changes in winds and ice drift, as well as variations in atmospheric radiation, ocean salinity, and atmospheric and ocean temperatures on ice thickness.