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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

Study of the Glacial Erosion in the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Matthew Fox, NERC Research Fellow will spend 6 weeks collecting samples to measure the long-term pattern and physical processes of glacial erosion.

The Changing Arctic.

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Julienne Stroeve, Professor of Polar Observation & Modelling took part in ArcticBaseCamp in Davos & Annual Arctic Frontiers in Norway events.

Microdynamics of Ice.

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Theme issue of the Royal Society edited by Prof Peter Sammonds.

Prof Peter Sammonds and Colleagues compiled and edited the theme issue of “Microdynamics of ice” published by the Philosophical transaction of the Royal Society A. This theme issue highlights some of the recent advances in the observations, analyses, theories, modelling and interpretation of ice microstructures and micro-deformation mechanisms. Among the contributors are @ES_UCL past and present researchers: Daniel L. Feltham, Peter M. Grindrod, Daniel C. Hatton, Ben Lishman, Ceri A. Middleton, Alexandra Seymour-Pierce.

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