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?
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
How do you predict the past? Model it!
Watch this video of an assembly I gave to 200 key stage 2 pupils at Granard Primary School in Putney about Antarctic weather and climate change (and clouds!)
If you, like most people, will never read my second thesis chapter, then this translates the science into English.
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
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
Getting young women excited about science is key to changing the gender imbalance at senior levels in academia.