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Subglacial valleys and mountain ranges discovered near South Pole

Subglacial valleys and mountain ranges discovered near South Pole

Press releases   •   May 24, 2018 19:00 BST

Researchers have discovered mountain ranges and three huge, deep subglacial valleys from data collected during the first modern aerogeophysical survey of the South Pole region. The findings are the first to emerge from extensive ice penetrating radar data collected in Antarctica as part of the European Space Agency PolarGAP project and have been published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Only north-facing ice cliffs survive on debris-covered glaciers, find researchers

Only north-facing ice cliffs survive on debris-covered glaciers, find researchers

Press releases   •   Apr 10, 2018 15:23 BST

Ice cliffs are causing mountain glaciers in High Mountain Asia to melt more rapidly, with only those facing north surviving over the glaciers, according to a new study published today (10 April) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS.

Northumbria students return from UK disaster research conference

Northumbria students return from UK disaster research conference

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2017 09:52 GMT

​Students from Northumbria’s Disaster and Development society recently attended the first UK Alliance for Disaster Research (UKADR) conference at Kings College, London.

Northumbria leading €4M research to engineer a brighter future

Northumbria leading €4M research to engineer a brighter future

Press releases   •   Feb 24, 2017 09:50 GMT

​Researchers from Northumbria University are heading up a €4M (£3.3M) project to develop a revolutionary new heating and power system using solar energy.

Antarctica’s past shows region’s vulnerability to climate change

Antarctica’s past shows region’s vulnerability to climate change

Press releases   •   Aug 22, 2016 11:01 BST

Fresh understanding of West Antarctica has revealed how the region’s ice sheet could become unstable in a warming world.