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Antarctic ice walls protect against rising sea levels

Antarctic ice walls protect against rising sea levels

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2020 16:08 GMT

A vital role that floating Antarctic ice shelves play in preventing catastrophic sea level rises has been proven for the first time in a new study, published in the scientific journal Nature.

Climate change could shrink vital tropical rainfall belt

Climate change could shrink vital tropical rainfall belt

Press releases   •   Feb 17, 2020 15:21 GMT

A tropical rainfall belt providing critical summer rains to billions of people is at risk of shrinking due to future climate warming, according to new research.

First evidence that Antarctica's thinning ice shelves are causing more ice to move from the land into the sea

First evidence that Antarctica's thinning ice shelves are causing more ice to move from the land into the sea

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2019 08:00 GMT

Researchers have produced the first physics-based quantifiable evidence that thinning ice shelves in Antarctica are causing more ice to flow from the land into the ocean. Their findings have been published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Northumbria scientist embarks on ambitious mission to Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier

Northumbria scientist embarks on ambitious mission to Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier

Press releases   •   Nov 15, 2019 15:09 GMT

A Northumbria University researcher is one of almost 100 scientists and support staff who have travelled to Antarctica this week (15 November 2019) for the most ambitious mission to date for Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica.

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Dr Jan De Rydt and Professor Hilmar Gudmundsson of Northumbria University

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The edge of the Brunt Ice Shelf (Credit: Jan De Rydt)

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The Halloween crack in the Brunt Ice Shelf (Credit: Jan De Rydt/British Antarctic Survey)

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Rising sea levels may build, rather than destroy, coral reef islands

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Rising sea levels may build, rather than destroy, coral reef islands

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Dr Paul Mann speaking about the CACOON research project
Short interview with Prof. Hilmar Gudmundsson speaking about the Thwaites Glacier

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Prof. Hilmar Gudmundsson speaking about the Thwaites Glacier

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Prof. Gudmundsson is leading a project to investigate how and when Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier might collapse. This interview with ...

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