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Mawson Glacier: beautiful and balmy

Rocks: collected (300 kg). Weather: warm (-3 to +5 °C). Incidents: sprained ankle, thawing camp site, moisturiser mistaken for toothpaste, poor facial hair growth. The aim of our expedition was simple – to collect rocks deposited by Mawson Glacier as it … Continue reading

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Research shows reality of runaway ice loss in Antarctica

It has been nearly two years since my expedition to Mackay Glacier in the Transantarctic Mountains. Following a lot of lab work, data processing, numerical modelling and manuscript writing, the results have now been published! To quote Victoria University of … Continue reading

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Climate Science – a new film and a new website

‘Climate science’, ‘climate change’, ‘global warming’, these are all phrases used by the media, by the public and by scientists. Many sources will be telling you that the climate is now changing rapidly with the potential to affect everyone on … Continue reading

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Glacier detectives

A fairly busy last few months has involved proposal writing, lab work, seminar presenting and even some fieldwork, this time just down the road (relative to my Antarctic expedition). This fieldwork was part of a fellow blogger’s PhD project, focussed … Continue reading

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Time lapse revealing the behaviour of glaciers

Time-lapse may not be the most complex of visual capture techniques in this digital age, but it does effectively highlight the change of glaciers over time. “Seeing is believing”, the tagline used by the recently established Extreme Ice Survey. This … Continue reading

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“Why do you get to go to Antarctica?” FAQ time.

It’s often helpful, if you’re willing to follow someone’s published thoughts and adventures, to understand what they actually do and why they do it. As I briefly mention on my About me page, the next 3 (maybe 3 and a … Continue reading

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