Physics Journal Club will be held Friday, May 4 at 3:45 p.m. in the Globe Room of the Elvey Building

May 2, 2012

 

Physics Journal Club will be held this Friday, May 4, 2012, at 3:45 p.m. in the Globe Room of the Elvey Building.

 

Title: Snow Effects in Antarctic Infrasound

 

Speaker: David Withoff, Wilson Infrasound Observatory, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute

 

Abstract:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks infrasound array in Antarctica provides a unique opportunity to study the propagation of sound in snow and the infrasound signals produced by the movement of snow. After a brief introduction to infrasound and a demonstration of instruments used to detect infrasound, I will describe our deployment of those instruments in Antarctica and show a few of the interesting and often mysterious signals that likely originate with sources such as snow avalanches, the settling of snow (aka firnstoss), and the atmosphere.

 

Details of this week's talk here: 

http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu/2012_5_4_%20Withoff.html

 

The schedule for this semester is posted here: 

http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu/journal_club.htm