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The largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula lost 10% of its area when an iceberg four times the size of London broke free earlier this month. Since the 12 July 2017 breakaway Dr Anna Hogg, from the University of Leeds and Dr Hilmar Gudmundsson, from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), have continued to…
Priestley Centre Deputy Director Professor John Plane from the School of Chemistry has been elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union for his work in space physics and aeronomy. When announcing the nomination, the American Geophysical Union stated: “Professor Plane has made fundamental discoveries and breakthroughs in several fields of importance to aeronomy…
Leeds scientists are part of a £7.8m project to improve African weather forecasting capabilities and benefit the livelihoods of African populations. The interdisciplinary project, funded by the Global Challenges Research Council, will be led by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and involves seven researchers from across the School of Earth and Environment, Leeds…
Two significant research projects have been awarded £16million to build resilience in African businesses and communities as part of the University’s commitment to tackling the world’s greatest issues. The funding is from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), a £1.5billion Government programme to support research that addresses critical problems in developing countries across the world….
A tornado in a bottle and volcanoes erupting bicarbonate of soda “lava” proved popular at The Great Yorkshire Show, where they gave Leeds researchers Lindsay Bennett and Cat Scott an opportunity to talk about science. The researchers, who were demonstrating the handmade props with nothing more technical than pop bottles and lemons for the BBC’s Terrific Scientific  investigations,…