Report from Workshop on West Antarctica

The Royal Society hosted a workshop on “West Antarctica and future sea-level rise” on 3-4 March 2016. The final report of the meeting has now been published and can be downloaded here.

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iSTAR Summary of activities

Since the 1990s, satellites have shown accelerating ice-loss driven by ocean change in five neighbouring glacier basins that drain more than one-third of West Antarctica. The rate of ice-loss here doubled in just six years and now accounts for ~10% of global sea-level rise. However, considerable uncertainty remains in projections of future ice-loss from West… Read more »

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Photography award for iSTAR student

A photograph taken during the iSTAR traverse on Pine Island Glacer has won top prize in a national competition. The image, of a caboose and field camp, was taken by Damon Davies, a PhD student in the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh. Damon was a participant on both iSTAR traverses. The photo… Read more »

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