Tag Archives: planetary science

Bottoms up! Melting the dark side of Antarctic ice shelves

Antarctic ice shelves are nature’s buttresses against sea level rise that would devastate our coastal civilisations. New research provides a clearer picture of how climate change will speed up melting of ice shelves from underneath. Antarctica’s land area is almost … Continue reading

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CPASian Chris Ingles revolutionises Middle-earth geology

For fifty years fans of Lord of the Rings have struggled to make sense of the geology of the world depicted in Tolkien’s work – Middle-earth – in terms of contemporary earth science. But according to CPAS graduate Chris Ingles – a former earth … Continue reading

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