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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NERC Student Photography Competition

2 January 2014

NERC's announced  the winners of the inaugural photo and short article competition. There were over 50 entries describing research experiences of NERC-funded students.  

Nerc 2nd Place

A 'Strombolian' eruption in the central crater of Mount Etna volcano, more than 3km above the coast of Sicily. Copyright Robin Wylie.

Among the winners was Robin Wylie who took the second place in the photo competition with his exciting photo of an eruption on Mount Etna.  Robin's work involves the analysis of Mount Etna lavas, primarily for their CO2 content, in order to infer information about the deep flux of carbon at this important volcano; Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes worldwide, and is possibly the single highest emitter of volcanic CO2.  His project title is:  Magma chamber processes monitored by carbon at Mount Etna Volcano, Italy. 

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