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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Searching for moorings

Oceanographer Povl Abrahamsen continues his trip to the Amundsen Sea: When we travel down to the Amundsen Sea by ship, it is almost always at the height of summer, when there is least sea ice. We make our measurements, but that only gives us a snapshot of what goes on. In this area, we know… Read more »

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Return to Amundsen Sea

Oceanographer, Povl Abrahamsen, has returned to the Amundsen Sea in west Antarctica on the Korean research ship, Araon. One of his tasks is to assist with the deployment of ten autonomous phase-sensitive radio echo sounders (ApRES) on ice shelves in the region. These downward-looking radars are dug into the snow at the surface, and measure… Read more »

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