What is happening to the world’s ice? Rising temperatures are causing rapid melting in the Arctic and Greenland, parts of the Barents Sea had no sea ice this summer and new reports show that underwater melt-off in the Antarctic is doubling every 20 years, with significant implications for sea level rise.
University of Leeds scientists working in the field describe the changes they have witnessed through their research and talk about the mechanisms underpinning them in this lunchtime lecture at Opera North’s Howard Assembly Room for Green Great Britain Week.
The speakers are Dr Christian Maerz of the NERC Changing Arctic Ocean Seafloor (ChAOS) project and Dr Jenine McCutcheon of the NERC Black and Bloom project. We also hope to have a live link up with a British Antarctic Survey research station in Antarctica (tbc).