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Climate scientist recognised for outstanding research

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Climate scientist recognised for outstanding research

Dr Anja Schmidt, courtesy Gabriella Bocchetti Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Dr Anja Schmidt has been recognised by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist. The AGU 2021 James B. Macelwane Medal is awarded annually to three to five early career scientists in recognition of…

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Societal importance of Antarctic negative feedbacks on climate change: blue carbon gains from sea ice, ice shelf and glacier losses.

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The post Societal importance of Antarctic negative feedbacks on climate change: blue carbon gains from sea ice, ice shelf and glacier losses. appeared first on British Antarctic Survey.

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New strategy enables better understanding of complex materials

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New strategy enables better understanding of complex materials

Dr Christoph Schran at his desk, courtesy ICE group Monday, September 13, 2021 A new strategy to enable molecular simulations of complex systems has opened the door to a better understanding of complex materials. The powerful machine-learning framework, developed by researchers from this Department, University College London, Imperial College London and Charles University in Prague,…

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Nano ‘camera’ made using molecular glue allows real-time monitoring of chemical reactions

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Nano ‘camera’ made using molecular glue allows real-time monitoring of chemical reactions

Professor Oren Scherman courtesy Chemistry Photography Thursday, September 2, 2021 Researchers here have made a tiny camera, held together with ‘molecular glue’ that allows them to observe chemical reactions in real time. The device, made by a team led by Professor Oren Scherman from this Department, combines tiny semiconductor nanocrystals called quantum dots and gold…

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High geothermal heat flow beneath Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica inferred from aeromagnetic data.

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The post High geothermal heat flow beneath Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica inferred from aeromagnetic data. appeared first on British Antarctic Survey.

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Warming Western Antarctic Peninsula waters impact plankton community

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Warming Western Antarctic Peninsula waters impact plankton community

Warming water and receding sea ice in the Western Antarctic Peninsula is changing the local plankton community with potential consequences for climate change, according to research led by scientists from … The post Warming Western Antarctic Peninsula waters impact plankton community appeared first on British Antarctic Survey.

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Climate change will transform cooling effects of volcanic eruptions, study suggests

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Climate change will transform cooling effects of volcanic eruptions, study suggests

Simulation of global sulfur gas concentrations courtesy Thomas Aubry, University of Cambridge Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Researchers have shown that human-caused climate change will have important consequences for how volcanic gases interact with the atmosphere. Researchers from this Department, the Department of Geography and the Met Office say that large-magnitude eruptions will have greater effects…

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IPCC: Polar scientists welcome Climate Change Assessment

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IPCC: Polar scientists welcome Climate Change Assessment

CAMBRIDGE: British Antarctic Survey welcomes the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 component of its Sixth Assessment Report.  This assessment brings together the latest advances in … The post IPCC: Polar scientists welcome Climate Change Assessment  appeared first on British Antarctic Survey.

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Climate change risk to emperor penguins

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Climate change risk to emperor penguins

British Antarctic Survey scientists have contributed to a new study published today (3 August)  which provides valuable new data highlighting how emperor penguins extinction risk is increased due to rapid … The post Climate change risk to emperor penguins appeared first on British Antarctic Survey.

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The call of the emperor penguin: Legal responses to species threatened by climate change

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