Scientists from the University of Leeds are among a team of researchers making a return voyage to the Barents Sea to carry out vital research on how climate change is affecting the ecosystem of the Arctic Ocean. The scientific cruise is part of a UK flagship research programme, the Changing Arctic Ocean, funded by the…
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…
The winter extent of Arctic sea ice is the smallest on record but we need to measure the volume too for the complete picture says University of Leeds’ Professor Andy Shepherd, senior advisor to the European Cryosat mission, in an interview for BBC News Science and Environment (29.03.16). Asked whether 2016 was likely to succeed 2013’s…