Antarctica

This page focuses on introducing the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Antarctica is actually composed of three ice sheets: the Antarctic Peninsula, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, and the East Antarctic Ice Sheet.

You may also be interested in reading about the Patagonian Ice Sheet or the British-Irish Ice Sheet.

Antarctica StoryMap Series

You can learn more about Antarctica in the Antarctica StoryMap Series, a collection of four StoryMap Collections that explore Antarctica, it’s ecology and wildlife, how it is impacted by climate change and People in Antarctica.

Freely available talks about Antarctica

This introductory lecture (21 minutes) introduces Antarctica, climate change and geopolitics with Dr Bethan Davies and Professor Klaus Dodds. This video is suitable for A-Level and post-16 students. You can also learn more about territorial claims in Antarctica in this excellent ESRI StoryMap.

Here, you can watch a more advanced lecture (1 hr) given by Dr Bethan Davies on climate change and her research in Antarctica. This video is suitable for undergraduate or postgraduate students or researchers.