University of Reading

First iSTAR studentship announced

The first iSTAR PhD studentship has been announced at the University of Reading. This studentship relates to iSTAR D – the contribution to sea-level rise of the Amundsen Sea sector of Antarctica. More details are available on the Department of Meteorology’s website, including a more detailed project description. The deadline for applications is 28 October… Read more »

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Preparing for Antarctica

Preparations are now well underway for next year’s field seasons, both for the ocean forcing and icesheet response components of iSTAR. On the ocean side, mooring components have been bought and manufactured, and we hope to have all of the iSTAR moorings deployed next February in collaboration with the Korea Polar Research Institute, from their… Read more »

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CTD cast near an iceberg just east of Dotson Ice Shelf.

First iSTAR oceanographic moorings deployed

The first science cruise of the ocean investigations of iSTAR took place on RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer, an American ice-going research vessel, in collaboration with Prof. Stan Jacobs, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. On cruise NBP10-05, from late November 2010 to mid-January 2011, we attempted to recover and subsequently redeploy some of the existing moorings… Read more »

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