News from the Earth Sciences
Seasonal Arctic summer ice extent still hard to forecast.
31 March 2014
A new study lead by Prof Julienne Stroeve says year-to-year forecasts of the Arctic’s summer ice extent are not yet reliable.
First animals oxygenated Earth's oceans
11 March 2014
The evolution of the first animals may have oxygenated
Earth's oceans: contrary to the traditional view that a rise in oxygen
triggered their development.
10 March 2014
Ice Spy - a blog about UCL's contribution to CryoVEx 2014:
An Arctic field experiment to validate measurements of sea ice made by the
European Space Agency CryoSat-2 satellite.
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award
3 March 2014
Warmest congratulations to Prof David Dobson, the recipient of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel
Research Award for his outstanding research
activity and world leading role in high pressure research.
Jacqueline McGlade appointed UNEP Chief Scientist
28 February 2014
McGlade, Professor of Environmental Infomatics at our department was appointed as UNEP's new Chief Scientist, effective from February 2014.
Arctic Summer Ice Melt
14 February 2014
The Arctic melt season continues to lengthen as a result of trends towards both earlier melt onset and later autumn freeze-up.
Dr Dominic Papineau joins our department.
12 February 2014
Dr. Dominic Papineau has recently
joined our Department of Earth Sciences at UCL as a lecturer. His office and
laboratory are based in the London Centre for Nanotechnology.
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