Seasonal Arctic summer ice extent still hard to forecast.

A new study lead by Prof Julienne Stroeve says year-to-year forecasts of the Arctic’s summer ice extent are not yet reliable.

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Earth Sciences Collections


Learning with objects has been an integral part of geological study at UCL since the first half of the nineteenth century. Today, the collection includes not only rocks, minerals and fossils collected from all over the world during the last 175 years, but some special collections as well.

  • Johnston-Lavis volcanological collection of minerals, rocks, photographs and gouaches, collected from about 1880-1912. His books, dating from the sixteenth century, form one of UCL Library’s Special Collections.
  • Regional Planetary Image Facility: the UK repository for NASA images and maps of planets and their satellites, taken by solar system exploration spacecraft.
  • Micropalaeontological collections of international importance: research and reference material acquired over the last 50 years, including microfossils, images, residues and a specialist library.

Representatives from the collections are on show in the Rock Room, First Floor, South Wing, and in the Regional Planetary Image Facility in the Kathleen Lonsdale Building. Visiting hours are limited as the exhibition spaces are also used for study, meetings and seminars.

Please see the Geology Collections as part of UCL Museums and Collections Service website for more information.


To contact us please e-mail geolcoll@ucl.ac.uk

Wendy Kirk

Dr Wendy Kirk

Tel: 020 7679 7900

profile_dunn.jpg Assistant Curator:
Ms Jayne Dunn

Tel: 020 7679 2403

UCL Earth Sciences · Gower Street London WC1E 6BT · +44 (0)20 7679 2363
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