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Uncovering the climate of the past in Greenland Part 2

Dr Eleanor Maddison a researcher on the Tipping Points project based at the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience investigates the climate of the past in Greenland by studying tiny insects known as non-biting midges that provide clues to what the climate was like thousands of years ago.  This is Part 2 of an ongoing […]

Uncovering the Climate of the Past in Greenland

In the first of a series of videos from IHRR’s Tipping Points project, scientists travel to Greenland to collect artifacts (insects and pollen grains) that will help them uncover the mystery of a rapid cooling event that took place in the North Atlantic around 5000 years ago.

Tipping Points researchers embark on field expedition to Greenland

August 3, 2011 by

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Researchers from WP1 of the Tipping Points project, ‘Rapid Neo-glacial transitions in the North Atlantic’, are embarking on a quest to collect artefacts (such as non-biting midges and pollen grains) that will be used to reconstruct past temperature records in order to reveal what the climate was like thousands of years ago.  This is the […]

Uncovering past climate change in Greenland

March 3, 2011 by

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Professor Antony Long, one of the lead researchers in WP1 (Rapid Neoglacial-transitions in the North Atlantic) of the Tipping Points project, presented some interesting research relevant to the project at the last American Geophysical Union meeting, the world’s largest conference on geophysical science.  The study concerns the Jakobshavn ice stream (pictured above), one of the […]

Climate change ‘tipping point’?

Last summer, news spread about how the Greenland ice sheet might be facing a ‘tipping point’.  An article published on the Guardian’s website has the following title: Greenland ice sheet faces ‘tipping point in 10 years’. Not only does it use the tipping point metaphor, but it is also a science story specifically about climate […]

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