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SciChat: Aging Icebergs

Associate Dean, and Earth and Environmental Studies professor, Dr. Stefanie Brachfeld gave a talk about icebergs at the American Museum of Natural History

Posted in: EAES

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Topic: Can magnets be used to tell time? Scientist Stefanie Brachfeld looks for clues about Earth’s history using paleomagnetism, which studies rocks and sediments to trace the record of the Earth’s magnetic field. Fresh from her journey in the Antarctic aboard the JOIDES research vessel, Brachfeld will show us what signs of changes in our planet’s magnetic history can tell us about the origins of the icebergs drifting through the oceans. Find out how researchers do Earth science when working on the open ocean, and how reliable compasses really are!

SciChats are free and open to all 10–13-year-olds accompanied by a guardian. This is a chance to socialize, eat snacks, and hang out with scientists and other curious kids.