Ice and Climate

The role of the ice and climate theme is to facilitate and encourage communication and collaboration between researchers whose studies relate to climate-driven ice sheet evolution and associated ocean mechanisms. The focus of these efforts is to further improve our understanding of the processes impacting ice sheets, oceans and their interactions through an integrated program of observation and modelling of both past and present system states. These insights can in turn be used to develop model projections for future ice-ocean system response.

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News

18
Jul
2017
New research published today in Nature Climate Change has revealed how strengthening winds on the opposite side of Antarctica, up to 6000kms away, drive the high rate of ice melt...
14
Jul
2017
Congratulations to Bishakhdatta Gayen who has been awarded the RJL Hawke post-doctoral fellowship from the Australian Antarctic Science Program. The RJL Hawke fellow is a...
13
Jun
2017
Originally published in The Conversation, by Ben Henley, University of Melbourne and Nerilie Abram, Australian National University   There are those who say the climate has always...
28
Feb
2017
By Georgina Connery, The Canberra Times He has searched vast stretches of the Antarctic sea floor and battled the elements to hunt down clues that are more than 30,000 years old....
08
Dec
2016
By Nerilie Abram, for The Conversation   There is no doubt that 2016 has been a record-breaking year for Earth’s climate. We will have to wait another couple of months for the...
26
Oct
2016
ANU graduate Ellen Cliff has been named the Queensland Rhodes Scholar for 2017 and will head to Oxford in September next year. Ms Cliff graduated in July with a Bachelor of...
29
Sep
2016
By Nerilie Abram, Australian National University; Matthew England, UNSW Australia, and Tessa Vance, University of Tasmania   2016 continues to be a momentous year for Australia’s...
30
Aug
2016
The Women in Antarctica Wikibomb was launched at the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) meeting in Kuala Lumpur this month.  This was designed to raise the profile...
24
Aug
2016
Article by Professor Eelco Rohling, published in The Conversation The Paris climate agreement set a “safe” global warming limit of below 2℃, aiming below 1.5℃ by 2100. The world...
09
Feb
2016
A huge reservoir of carbon developed in the deep Atlantic Ocean during the last ice age, research led by ANU Research School of Earth Sciences has found. Lead researcher Dr...

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