Antarctica

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…
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…
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…