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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.

£4m study to investigate if climate change will drive the Antarctic Ice Sheet towards a tipping point

£4m study to investigate if climate change will drive the Antarctic Ice Sheet towards a tipping point

Press releases   •   Oct 21, 2019 11:52 BST

A major £4 million EU-funded study to investigate how changes in Antarctica’s ice sheets and shelves may lead to a large and irreversible rise in global sea level over the coming decades is about to begin. Experts from the UK, Norway, Germany and France will work together to investigate the likelihood of abrupt changes in the movement of ice in the Antarctic region over the next 100 years.

Global channel broadcasts academics’ Antarctic footage

Global channel broadcasts academics’ Antarctic footage

Press releases   •   Jul 22, 2019 16:58 BST

The international news channel Bloomberg is broadcasting stunning footage of Antarctica’s landscape captured by a Northumbria University academic who was undertaking research on the continent.

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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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