Category Archives: PhD

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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Field season 2012/13: Mackay Glacier, Antarctica.

I’d just like to start with some words of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, recovered from his body 100 years ago. These final words are interesting and sobering reading. Yes, Antarctica is a place that can cause pain and push the … 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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Seasonal geekiness

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Discoveries from the Antarctic

Not only was this an expedition of rare life experiences, it was also a great opportunity for doing new and potentially significant research. With each step across the study sites I kept reminding myself that no human or other species … 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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In the words of Plato “the beginning is the most important part”. I disagree.

I begin this blog at the start of a new episode in my life, moving 11,700 miles to the opposite side of the world, to the antipode island of New Zealand (give or take 1000 miles). So what is New Zealand best … Continue reading

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