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

Why science communication matters

There's an old joke that people go into science so that they can write papers and not talk to anyone. But what's the point in doing science, if you can't talk about it? Teaching is the best way of learning First of all, if you can't explain your research to a ten-year-old, then you don't … Continue reading Why science communication matters

Pause for thought

When Karl et al. published a paper in 2015 suggesting that the previous incarnation of the NOAA sea surface temperature (SST) reconstruction was actually underestimating the scale of global ocean temperature rise, it somewhat predictably caused a lot of controversy. The chair of the US House of Representatives Science and Technology Committee started an investigation … Continue reading Pause for thought

Antarctic ice shelf melt trajectories out to 2100: Trusel et al. (2015)

Trusel et al. use RACMO2 to project ice shelf melt rates across Antarctica.