Unfrozen: Reports from the ice

Friday, 19 October, 2018 - 12:30 to 13:30
Howard Assembly Room 46 New Briggate Leeds LS1 6NU


What is happening to the world’s ice? Rising temperatures are causing rapid melting in the Arctic and Greenland, parts of the Barents Sea had no sea ice this summer and new reports show that underwater melt-off in the Antarctic is doubling every 20 years, with significant implications for sea level rise.

University of Leeds scientists working in the field describe the changes they have witnessed through their research and talk about the mechanisms underpinning them in this lunchtime lecture at Opera North’s Howard Assembly Room for Green Great Britain Week.

The speakers are Dr Christian Maerz of the NERC Changing Arctic Ocean Seafloor (ChAOS) project and Dr Jenine McCutcheon of the NERC Black and Bloom project. We also hope to have a live link up with a British Antarctic Survey research station in Antarctica (tbc).

The short talks, which are are aimed at a general audience, will include a chance to ask questions and we will wrap up in under an hour. You may bring your lunch in with you for this event.

The event is free but please register to attend.

This event will also be livestreamed via the University of Leeds YouTube channel.

Unfrozen is presented by the Priestley International Centre for Climate and the NERC Changing Arctic Ocean project. with grateful thanks to Opera North for the use of the Howard Assembly Room.