Google World Wonders

At the SCAR-OSC 2012, the Google World Wonders Project was launched, with panoramic views of Scott’s Hut in Antarctica. You can now explore the hut, and see what it was like when it was abandoned.

SCAR Fellowship

I’ve been awarded a SCAR Fellowship! I will be visiting the Antarctic Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington to research the impacts of Holocene climate change on small glaciers on James Ross Island. We will use this information to attempt to predict their future behaviour. I will be a visiting SCAR Fellow for 5 … Read more

SCAR-OSC: Tom Bracegirdle

Dr Tom Bracegirdle from the British Antarctic Survey presented a plenary at the 2012 SCAR-OSC, where he showed us his projections for climate change and sea level rise over the next 100 years from his modelling experiments.

ISMASS Workshop (SCAR2012)

Busy day at the ISMASS Workshop here at SCAR 2012 (see here: ISMASS website). There were invited lectures from a number of prominent scientists, including Erik Ivins, Pippa Whitehouse, Jay Zwally, Catherine Ritz, Slawek Tulaczyk, Catia Domingues, and Robert Nicholls.  For me, two talks stood out as exceptional.

Ice sheet thinning on James Ross Island

We’ve just heard that we’ve been successful in our application to the Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facilty (CIAF) in Scotland at the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC). Thanks, SUERC!

Climate Change Sceptics

Proving Climate Change When reading the New Scientists’ focus on Climate Change, I was struck by the number of comments along the lines of, ‘This is theory, we won’t believe it until you prove it’. Two things came to my attention. Firstly, that climate change has been accorded almost myth or religious-like status, and has … Read more

Fieldwork plans to Alexander Island

Fieldwork plans to Alexander Island are firming up – watch this space. We’ll be flying to Rothera on 1st November, and we’ll be deployed to George VI Ice Shelf by Twin Otter aircraft (with skis instead of wheels) shortly afterwards. Then we’ll have a busy month at Ablation Valley, before being picked up towards the … Read more

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