As part of GeoWeek, students and staff from Aberystwyth University Department of Geography and Earth Sciences discussed women in Geography and Geoscience. We wanted to know what challenges are faced specifically by women in science and by Geowomen, and how they can be overcome. We discussed our motivations and inspirations, gender balance in different research networks, challenges faced specifically by women in academia, and the importance of role models. Continue reading
Here is, hopefully, an informative and hopefully entertaining A to Z of all things Antarctic!
- A – Antarctica. The 5th largest continent in with world, with 26.5 million km3 of ice.
- B – Beaker [slang]. A scientist who visits Antarctica to undertake research.
- C – Cold. Antarctica has the coldest average temperature of any continent. The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was at Vostok: -89.2°C on 21st July 1983. Continue reading
The top-down navigation structure of AntarcticGlaciers was becoming difficult to use due to the amount of content added to the site, necessitating numerous levels of nested drop-down menus. A top-down navigation scheme works well for up to say, 30 webpages, but once a website grows larger than that, it ceases to be user-friendly. Continue reading
It’s one year almost exactly since AntarcticGlaciers went live at the start of July 2012. One year since I fumbled my way into this complex world of science communication. When I started out, I had little idea of what I was doing. I had never Tweeted (I viewed it rather as a waste of time), never made a website, and had never written for anyone other than academics and my peers. Continue reading
I am on Twitter (@AntarcticGlacie). And so are many other field-based scientists. When I started using the hashtag #FieldPhotoFriday, so many people joined in that I had to storify it. We had photographs capturing a whole gamut of field experiences from a range of sciences. The places people go and what they get up to makes a great story. You can see the Storify from October 5th Here.
We’ve gone live! Please let us know what you think of the website. Continue reading
Welcome to my blog. This is where I will write about all things glaciological. I will include updates on my fieldwork plans, conferences, and talk about my up and coming work. I will also write about recently published work that interests me.
If you like, you can read my other blog, at Alpkit.com.