Lecture: Subglacial Lake Vostok

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Join the National Academy of Sciences for a lecture by Vladimir M. Kotlyakov, Professor and Academician, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences
Lake Vostok is the largest of Antarctica's almost 400 known subglacial lakes. It is located at the southern Pole of Cold, beneath Russia's Vostok Station under the surface of the central East Antarctic Ice Sheet, which is at 3,488 m (11,444 ft) above mean sea level. The lake was drilled into by Russian scientists in 2012. The overlying ice provides a continuous paleoclimatic record of 400,000 years, although the lake water itself may have been isolated for 15 to 25 million years.
This lecture is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Register for this event online. Lunch will be served, and simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
This event takes place in the Great Hall of the National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Photo identification is required to access the building.