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November 2016

The Ozone hole. What is it and is it getting bigger or smaller, or what?

Rebecca Smith What is ozone? Ozone (O3) is a molecule made up of three oxygen atoms1. The atmosphere contains around 3 billion metric tonnes of ozone, equating to 0.00006% of the total atmospheric mass and it is formed as a... Continue Reading →

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Meet the… Volcanologist

Name:  Rebecca Elizabeth Smith Age: 24 Year of study: 2 Department: Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art  What are you researching: I am investigating the relationship between deglaciation, and the frequency and magnitude of volcanic eruptions in southern South America. To do this, I am assessing both visible and invisible (cryptic) ash... Continue Reading →

An Extreme Survivor

Fiona Jones As the nights draw in and the mince pies are (almost) ready to come out, we’re bracing ourselves for the onset of some chilly weather. But next time you wish you’d packed an extra jumper, spare a thought... Continue Reading →

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Meet the… Climate Physicist

Name: Matt Brown Age: 23 Year of study: 1st year of PhD Department: Atmosphere, ocean and planetary physics Research Group: Stratosphere and climate What are you researching: The energy output from the sun varies on an 11-year cycle. These variations... Continue Reading →

Why climate change is turning me into a glass half-empty person

Kaja Fenn Inspired by Ricky’s blog (see here) I decided to watch the National Geographic documentary “Before the Flood”. There has been quite a lot of hype around the film, so what better way to spend the night of the... Continue Reading →

Deep rocks at high altitude

Anna Bidgood This summer I spent a month working in the Indian Himalayas, looking at rocks that have been subducted to depths of 100 km beneath the surface of the earth. These rocks are known as Ultra-High-Pressure (UHP) rocks and... Continue Reading →

Watch my dust…

Kaja Fenn I put some music on and sat down to write this blog about what I do and the next thing I know the Rolling Stones came on. With the classic lyrics: “Pleased to meet you, Hope you guess... Continue Reading →

“Before the Flood”: Could it inspire a species to change?

Ritwika Sengupta The latest climate change related documentary ‘Before the Flood’ by Leonardo DiCaprio in partnership with National Geographic is now available to watch on YouTube. DiCaprio has been an environmental and animal rights activist for over a decade. He... Continue Reading →

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