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Surface currents under Arctic sea ice detected from space.

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Arctic Sea Ice Animation

Arctic Ocean surface geostrophic circulation 2003–2014 from Envisat and Cryosat radar altimeters.

Our MSc Geoscience students publish their research.

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MSc Students papers

Research papers in the field of Micropalaeontology.

Former UCL MSc students David King and Cherry Newsam have published their UCL MSc Geoscience research in a peer-reviewed journal. Both projects focused on the use of microscopic fossils to investigate extinction and palaeoenvironmental change.

Sediments tell a tsunami story.

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Sumatra - IODP map

Results of the Sumatra Subduction Zone IODP Expedition (2016) have been published in the journal Science.

Campi Flegrei (Italy) volcano eruption possibly closer than thought.

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Dr Chris Kilburn and his Colleagues used a new model of volcano fracturing to investigate whether this volcano may again be preparing to erupt.  

Testing low-cost sensors at Campi Flegrei in Italy.

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Fostering innovative European collaborations between UCL Hazard Centre and the Vesuvius Observatory in Italy.

World’s Oldest Fossils Unearthed.

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Geological Spectroscopy Lab

Research led by Dr Dominic Papineau & Matt Dodd provide direct evidence for one of the oldest life forms on Earth - fossilized remains of microorganisms that are at least 3,770 million years old.

Forests and frost? Antarctica in a 400ppm CO2 world: evidence from the rock record

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Prof Dame Jane Francis Talk

Prof Dame Jane Francis, the Director of the British Antarctic Survey will present this talk on 15th of March 2017

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