Geography Fellow, Dr Ian Willis, and former Junior Research Fellow, Dr Alison Banwell, have published their latest research in Nature Communications. They provide the first field measurements of an ice shelf flexing in response to surface meltwater ponding and draining. Dr Willis, who is currently on sabbatical in Colorado, told us, “the work is relevant, because with more surface melting predicted for the future, we might expect more ice shelves to buckle, which could lead to fracture and potential breakup”. He also added, that he was looking forward to including this work in his lectures and supervisions, when he returns to College for the new academic year in October.
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Dr Willis installing field instruments at the start of summer in a depression where a lake forms.