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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.
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
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.
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.
Press releases • Apr 05, 2019 10:30 BST
Glaciology experts have issued evidence that a large section of the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, which is home to the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley Research Station, is about break off.
Northumbria lecturer and former student set sail to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the Indian Ocean
Press releases • Jan 17, 2019 08:55 GMT
A design expert from Northumbria University, Newcastle raising awareness of the impact single use plastic is having on the world’s oceans by helping to create a boat made entirely from rubbish collected from African beaches – including 30,000 flipflops.
Press releases • Dec 07, 2018 13:21 GMT
Northumbria's research on Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier celebrated for its contribution to understanding the impact of climate change on global sea levels.
Press releases • Nov 12, 2018 16:51 GMT
Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters.
Press releases • Aug 20, 2018 11:13 BST
A team of world-leading Polar experts have been trialling a new tool developed by researchers from Northumbria University, Newcastle, that will better predict how ice sheets will evolve over time.