Groundbreaking Larsen C ice shelf research by Dr Adam Booth and other Priestley Centre scientists from the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds has been ranked number 3 in Science News’ top 10 science stories of 2017. The story, described as “an opportunity to make scientific headway”, is enthusiastically introduced by…
The imminent* calving of a 6,000 square-kilometre chunk of Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf has caused a buzz of interest in the global media, with University of Leeds’ Dr Anna Hogg widely quoted. The story of the “giant ‘white wanderer’ poised to break free” was covered by Jonathan Amos for the BBC (5 July), with…
The Priestley Centre’s Ask a Climate Scientist event for Climate Education Week have been covered by the Huffington Post and BBC Radio Leeds. Dr Julia Steinberger and Dr Anna Hogg were both interviewed by Paul Hudson for The Weather Show, broadcast across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Dr Steinberger spoke about the wider climate policy context while Dr…
Scientists from Leeds are monitoring a new crack in  the Larsen C ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula which has grown to 175km and is threatening to calve one of the largest recorded icebergs. Two Sentinel-1 radar images from 7 and 14 April 2017 were combined to create an interferogram which dramatically illustrates the fringes of the…