Speaker's Night: Exploring the Martian Cryosphere: A Treasure Map of Ice on Mars (ONLINE)

Chimira Andres
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Chimira Andres (Planetary Geophysics PhD Student at York University and Science Communicator)
Join us and learn about the types of ice on the Red Planet and how space glaciers “flow” on Mars! This talk will cover the various dynamics and relationships of the cryosphere and the potential water-ice cycle on Mars by looking at glacial and periglacial (permafrost) landscapes in regions on Mars’ North/South poles and mid-latitudes. By looking at the movement of ice using techniques such as ground penetrating radar (GPR), Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), and radar remote sensing in the Canadian High Arctic, these cold, high alpine environments on Earth can be used as a basis of comparison (planetary analogues) to cold environments on Mars. Together, we will cover current questions in Polar Mars research (i.e. Where is the ice on Mars? How do we detect ice on another planet’s surface or subsurface? How much ice is there?) and reflect on how this can influence future Mars missions and sustainable human exploration on the Red Planet!

Who can attend: Everyone
Not required
Organized by: RASC, Toronto Centre