Why is everyone talking about iceberg A68?

In December 2017, I was the first person to capture live footage of iceberg A68, which had broken away from the Larsen C ice shelf in July. That footage, shot on a science flight over the peninsula, made it into news items all over the world. Three years on, and the iceberg formerly known as … Continue reading Why is everyone talking about iceberg A68?

New paper alert! The influence of summertime cloud phase on surface melting over Larsen C

Wahoo! My first first-author paper is out, and it's open access. https://twitter.com/BAS_News/status/1223506872759672833 A plain-language summary: Clouds strongly affect the amount of energy that can reach the surface of floating Antarctic ice shelves like Larsen C in summertime. They can reflect incoming solar radiation and trap outgoing radiation emitted by the Earth. However, the composition and … Continue reading New paper alert! The influence of summertime cloud phase on surface melting over Larsen C

A(68)nniversary

  A year ago, the megaberg, A68, broke away from Larsen C (ok, so it was more than a year ago, but I've been away... allow me). I spoke to the BBC's Jon Amos about it, and they made this snappy little video about it. Check it out: https://twitter.com/BBCScienceNews/status/1016334382636978176 So what's happening to it now? … Continue reading A(68)nniversary

Dispatches from Davos

This week, a huge number of polar scientists across many disciplines have descended on Davos, Switzerland to attend the #Polar 2018 joint SCAR/IASC (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research/International Arctic Science Committee) conference. It's the first time in many years where scientists working on polar science at opposite ends of the earth have been able to … Continue reading Dispatches from Davos