Bethan Davies
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  1. Hi Bethan,

    Like the long drop down menu on the left hand margin – does help to find things quicker. After a quick look new layout looks good. Keep up the good work.

    Just wanted to ask something about your Sea Level rise section. Have you got a metre height designation missing after 0.2 to o.63 in the thermal expansion section?

    Components of sea level rise
    Thermal Expansion

    As the Earth warms, the oceans expand. Numerical computer models indicate that this will result in a sea level change of 0.2 to 0.63 per 1°C of warming. The ocean warms in different places at different rates, but a homogenous warming of 1°C would result in a mean global sea level rise of 0.38 m.

    I still have not signed up for the QRA fieldtrip, as not sure where I am going to be by then. Guess I shall have to make a decision soon.

    Bye for now,


  2. Jonathan Snell


    I have gone on a little online journey recently, and some of the reference points along the way may be of interest to you. The big attraction being a video of a 2nd order live student (Walter Munk) of Raul Amundson describing the need to explore the “Cavern beneath the ice”. The major landmarks along the way included:

    1. Andrew Revkin’s summary remarks ( ) to the rare joint meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences — “Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature, Our Responsibility” closed with words, shared over dinner, from 96 year old Scripps Oceanographer Walter Munk, “This requires a miracle of love and unselfishness.”
    2. Munk’s Wikepedia entry is full of good stuff including that he was a student of Harald Sverdrup, who was the scientific director of the North Polar expedition of Roald Amundsen aboard the Maud from 1918 to 1925.
    3. In 2010 a spry 92 year old Munk received the Crafoord Prize and gave a lecture on Sea Level Rise and advocated for exploring the “Cavern Beneath the Ice.”

    The best stuff starts at about 39:00. I hope that you watch this portion of the video, and recognize that you are part of the Amundsen/Sverdrup/ Munk chain.

    Thanks For Your Website



  3. Hi Bethan,
    I’ve just popped in to check out your site after a very interesting journey home last night.

  4. Hi , I just found this fantastic site. Thank you for your work. I would like to receive information about your activity.
    And your recent progres and discovery about global warming.
    Many tanks

  5. Dear Bethan,

    It’s a real joy to find this site, thank you so much for creating and keeping it. I am a teacher at a folk high school in Denmark where I do an introductory course on climate change ( and find it extremely useful for my teaching.

    All the best from DK and keep up the good work!
    Jeppe Graugaard

  6. Gregory Matthews

    Am part of Suncoast Sea Level cooperative on Florida, can’t seem how to get feed, please add to your rss or other feed

  7. The page “Calculating glacier ice volumes and sea level equivalents” at
    has a misleading conclusion.

    In the first couple of paragraphs, you noted Fretwell estimated 27 million km3 of ice. However, in the “calculating the mass of ice” section, you stated a calculated ice volume of 500 km3 which is four to five orders of magnitude difference. I agree that you were not trying to calculate how much sea level will rise if all of the ice melted, but if the reader is not careful he may make the conclusion that there is not enough ice to raise sea level and therefore misinformed. Especially with the article ending with information that not all of the melted ice is contributing to sea level change.

    I suggest adding an additional clause next to the 500 km3 claim to compare to a closer total volume of ice. Overall a good article and very informative. Thanks.

  8. To whom this may concern,

    I am currently undertaking an extra qualification in glaciology, more specifically the glacial retreat in Iceland caused by human induced climate change. I was wondering if I would be able to talk to someone to gain more scientific information and a professional opinion. I aspire to one day become a Glaciologist. Thank you so much for your time, I hope to hear from you soon
    Yours Faithfully,
    Caitlin Fletcher

  9. Alexey Tyltin

    It is very pleasant to meet a like-minded person on the Internet.
    In 2019-2020, he worked for a year at the Russian Antarctic station Novolazarevskaya as an IT specialist.
    I tried to popularize science on my Telegram channel.
    At the moment I am creating a site with the same goals as yours. The website is under construction.
    So far, only sorting and processing of video material.
    I thought this video ( would be useful for your “Epishelf lakes” article.
    I would like to discuss the possibility of using your materials and possible mutually beneficial cooperation.

    Best regards, Alexey Tyltin.
    Thanks for the adorable site. And my apologies for the google translator. I have just started to learn English.

  10. Hello Dr. Davies,

    I’m a journalist working on a fact-check and I tried to send a message to your email, but it bounced back. Is there another I could try? Thank you!

  11. Isabel Morales

    Hello Dr. Davies,

    I hope you are doing well. I’m Isabel Morales at USA TODAY fact-check team. I saw you have been interviewed for one of our colleges. I tried to send a message to your email, but it bounced back. Is there another I could try? Thank you!
    This is my email:

    Many thanks!

    Isabel Morales

  12. Isabel Morales

    Hello Dr.

    I’m Isabel Morales, a journalist from USA TODAY; I would like to ask you some questions. Is there another email or phone number that I can try?

    Thank you,


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