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G Hegerl

Climate scientist Professor Gabriele Hegerl, University of Edinburgh, has made key advances in the critical observations of climate change. Her rigorous approach had helped scientists systematically distinguish between different possible explanations...

Published on : Fri, 05/05/2017
Ice Speed, Hogg et al

An international team of researchers, led by the UK Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling and including GeoSciences' glacialogist Noel Gourmelen, are the first to map the change in ice speed. The team collated measurements recorded by five...

Published on : Tue, 02/05/2017
Wood et al, Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Ancient marine life may have developed from soft-bodied animals into creatures with hard body parts as oxygen levels rose and calcium and magnesium levels in prehistoric oceans changed, researchers say.

Hard parts


Published on : Fri, 28/04/2017
Dingle, Attal, Sinclair.  Nature April 2017

GeoSciences PhD student Elizabeth Dingle and academic staff Mikael Attal and Hugh Sinclair published their studies into how sediment from Himalayan riverbeds from different regions affects the risk of flooding in plains.  Their research traced the...

Published on : Thu, 27/04/2017
Artist's impression of Microcarb satellite CNES

Scientists are preparing for the launch of a UK-French satellite that will measure greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, following official endorsement of the project. 

The probe, due to launch in 2020, will orbit the Earth to monitor and...

Published on : Fri, 21/04/2017
Greenhouse Gas Removal

The University of Edinburgh is contributing to a major NERC-led initiative assessing the potentials for Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR), also known as ‘negative emissions’ to help mitigate climate change. Over the next three years, work in the School of...

Published on : Thu, 20/04/2017