A research ship carrying 600 international scientists including researchers from the University of Leeds will be deliberately wedged into Arctic sea ice to study the region’s climate system. The research expedition, aboard the 120-metre long RV Polarstern, aims to further understanding of the Arctic climate system and how it affects global climate models as they…
Monitoring Antarctica from space has revealed how its ice is being lost to the oceans, providing crucial insight into the continent’s response to a warming climate. Scientists from the University of Leeds, the University of California San Diego and University of Maryland reviewed decades of satellite measurements to reveal how and why Antarctica’s glaciers, ice…
Global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought, scientists have warned; potentially releasing significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere. A new international research study, including climate change experts from the University of Leeds, University of Exeter and the Met Office, reveals that permafrost is more sensitive to the effects…
The Arctic is “a bellweather, or a sentinel” for global climate changes in general – and with rapid sea ice melt occurring there, the area is becoming increasingly accessible to researchers and other interested parties, Leeds’ Dr Christian März told the BBC’s Paul Hudson. With the opening up of the Arctic making the region more accessible to fisheries, shipping…