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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>The department of
Mathematics and Statistics invites you to a seminar by </span></font><font
size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:navy'>Prof. Chris Clark (Department of Geography, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">University of Sheffield</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">UK</st1:country-region></st1:place>):
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Title:&nbsp; </span></font><font
size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:navy'>Some puzzling patterns of glacial landforms and the last Irish ice
sheet<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Abstract:&nbsp; </span></font><font size=2
color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:navy'>Beneath any large ice sheet, rock is eroded and moved around as a
consequence of the ice flowing across the substrate. This generates a whole
range of subglacially-produced landforms, a well known Irish example being the
drumlin. Working out how such landforms are created has understandably been a
long quest given that we cannot easily observe them forming. In this talk I
will illustrate, using satellite images and digital elevation models, what the
bed of the formerly existing Irish Ice Sheet looks like and discuss a promising
theory for subglacial landform production. I will also use their pattern, along
with other information to reconstruct the changing dimensions of the ice sheet.
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
Arial;color:navy'>We have published the map below, which can be downloaded (at
no cost) from the Journal of Maps. <st1:City w:st="on">Greenwood</st1:City>,
S.L and <st1:place w:st="on">Clark</st1:place>, C.D (2008). Subglacial bedforms
of the Irish Ice Sheet. Journal of Maps, v2008, 332-357. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>The seminar will take
place on <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Friday 13<sup>th</sup> November, at
4pm</span></b>, in A2-002.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>If you have any questions
regarding this seminar, please direct them to Sarah Mitchell (061 202259, <a
href="mailto:sarah.mitchell@ul.ie" title="blocked::mailto:sarah.mitchell@ul.ie"><font
color=navy><span style='color:navy'>sarah.mitchell@ul.ie</span></font></a>).&nbsp;
A full list of Seminars for this semester can be found at: <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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color=navy><span style='color:navy'>http://www.staff.ul.ie/mitchells/MACSI_seminars.html</span></font></a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Supported by Science
Foundation Ireland Mathematics Initiative funding, MACSI - the Mathematics
Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (<a href="www.macsi.ie"
title="blocked::www.macsi.ie"><font color=navy title="blocked::www.macsi.ie"><span
title="blocked::www.macsi.ie"><span style='color:navy;text-decoration:none'>www.macsi.ie</span></span></font></a>),
centred at the University of Limerick, is dedicated to the mathematical
modelling and solution of problems which arise in science, engineering and
industry in Ireland<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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