13 Feb 2018

Brian Anderson: fast forward frames of glacial retreat

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 13 February 2018

Brian Anderson has installed video cameras gathering time lapse videos showing changes on Fox, Franz Joseph, Tasman and Brewster glaciers which not only transmit stunning visual evidence of the glaciers' retreat, but also provide important data to enable mathematical modelling to predict their futures. Brian talks to Kathryn Ryan about this, how a chance finding in a tramper's hut set him on the path to this career, and about the snow and ice conference in Methven, which he is just back from. Brian splits his time between the West Coast, where he lives, and Victoria University in Wellington where he is senior research fellow at the Antarctic Research Centre.