Research News

In an article in leading outreach journal Scientia, Edinburgh and Northumbria University glaciologists consider the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet during previous interglacial periods.
Sugden et al Scientia July 2017
Wed, 05/07/2017
All eyes are on Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf as a deep crack continues to cut across the ice, leaving  a huge chunk clinging on by a mere thread. When it eventually gives way, one of the largest icebergs on record will be set adrift.  Even before the inevitable happens, the European Space Agency's CryoSat mission can reveal some of the future berg’s vital statistics.
Larsen C Iceberg, N Gourmelen
GeoSciences scientists are setting sail for the Arctic Ocean as part of a £10 million research programme to investigate how the region is changing.
Dr Sian Henley, School of GeoSciences
A test developed by Scottish scientists to check for leaks from carbon capture and storage (CCS) sites, where man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are stored deep underground, has been used for the first time in Canada.
Gilfillan et al
The University of Edinburgh has signed an agreement with Shanghai Jiaotong University to establish a Sino-UK Low Carbon College aimed at developing leading international innovation in climate change research.
Low Carbon College Agreement Signed
Computer-led analysis of tourist snaps has estimated that coral reefs contribute $36 billion per year to the global tourist economy.
Senior Researcher Dr Richard Hinton is awarded the Geological Society's Distinguished Service Award.
Professor Andrew Curtis has been announced as the 2017 winner of the Reginald Fessenden Award of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists for his pioneering work in establishing the concepts of seismic interferometry.
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Professor Gabi Hegerl is recognised for her outstanding contribution to science.
G Hegerl
Glacier flow at the southern Antarctic Peninsula has increased since the 1990s, but a new study has found the change to be only a third of what was recently reported.
Ice Speed, Hogg et al