Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya
will reveal the dramatic glacial melt through stunning photography taken by mountaineer and filmmaker, David Breashears, and include artifacts and displays relating to the local inhabitants of the region.
New tools and techniques are being developed to answer extremely complex and difficult questions about water supply, hydrology, and the scientific data gathering process, all of which contribute to better understanding how much water glaciers contribute to the rivers of Asia, and to determining the kind of preparations that will mitigate impact from potential short-term floods, and long-term water shortages.
The exhibition at the MIT Museum, a related symposium being organized by the Cambridge Science Festival, and other talks and lectures throughout 2012, will provide insight to some of the most groundbreaking environmental research currently taking place, and offer the general public the opportunity to engage with scientists and researchers.
April 13: Press Preview with David Breashears - 8.45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
April 13: Panel Presentations/Second Friday Program: 5:00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. Free Admission
April 21: What's Your Question? 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. A Cambridge Science Festival Program with David Breashears at the Stata Center. Reception to follow at the MIT Museum.
During the past century, many glaciers of the Greater Himalaya have been in alarming retreat.