Nov 10: Polar ice cap measurements

PolarTREC -- Join Sustainable Monroeville to hear Mr. Jim Pottinger, a teacher at Gateway High School, talk about his recent expedition to Greenland to measure the polar ice caps.

PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program in which K-12 teachers spend several weeks participating in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions. In August 2010, Gateway High School teacher Jim Pottinger went on expedition to Greenland to join a team studying solar radiation on the Greenland ice sheet. The team lived and worked at Summit Station, located at the peak of the Greenland ice cap atop 3,200 meters of ice. The goal of the project was to gain a better understanding of the Earth's heat balance -- the solar radiation reflected back into space and absorbed by our planet. Please join us as Jim shares stories and photos from the expedition.

All Library programs are free, and no registration is required. For more information about upcoming adult programs at the Monroeville Public Library, call the Adult Reference Desk at 412-372-0500 ext. 4 or click

7-8:30 p.m. in the Monroeville Public Library Gallery Space (4000 Gateway Campus Boulevard Monroeville, PA 15146); free and open to the public.

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