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Antarctic ice thinning study aired

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A study of thinning ice in Antarctica by University of Leeds researcher Dr Hannes Konrad has been featured on Paul Hudson’s Weather Show on BBC Radio Leeds and other BBC local radio stations. The study, which uses satellite observations of the ice going back to the early 1990s, shows how the ice sheet has changed and...

Piers Sellers 1955-2016

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Piers Sellers, astronaut and climate scientist, passed away on Friday 23 December in Houston from pancreatic cancer. He was 61. Dr Sellers had served as acting director of the Earth Sciences Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and was an alumnus of the University of Leeds. University of Leeds Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands said:...

Prof John Plane awarded the Vilhelm Bjerknes medal for 2017

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John Plane, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry in the School of Chemistry  and a deputy director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, has been awarded a medal by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for distinguished research in atmospheric sciences. The medal is named after Vilhelm Bjerknes, one of the leading atmospheric scientists of the first...

Piers Sellers wins prestigious Space Foundation Lifetime Space Achievement award

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Leeds alumnus, three times Space Shuttle Astronaut, Climate Scientist, Deputy Director of Goddard’s Sciences and Exploration Directorate and all round Priestley Centre hero, Piers Sellers has been selected to receive the Space Foundation 2017 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. Sellers was nominated for the award by British space journalist and broadcaster Sarah Cruddas,...