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Seminars on polar physical sciences are held at the Scott Polar Research Institute during the Michaelmas, Lent and Easter terms. The seminars typically take place on Wednesdays between 16.30 and 17.30 and are held in the main lecture room, which can be accessed via the polar museum. Doors are open to public and all are welcome.

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CANCELLED DUE TO STRIKE ACTION Recent advances in understanding climate, glacier and river dynamics in high mountain Asia

THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO STRIKE ACTION

UserWalter Immerzeel, University of Utrecht.

HouseSmall Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 08 March 2018, 16:15-17:30

CANCELLED DUE TO STRIKE ACTION Concentrated, “pulsed” axial glacier flow: structural glaciological evidence from Kvíárjökull in SE Iceland

THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO STRIKE ACTION

UserEmrys Phillips, British Geological Survey, Edinburgh.

HouseRamsden Room, St Catharine's College.

ClockWednesday 28 February 2018, 16:30-17:30

Surface meltwater on the polar ice sheets under a changing climate

UserAmber Leeson, University of Lancaster.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 31 January 2018, 16:30-17:30

Controls on the rapid drainage of supraglacial lakes

UserDr. Jerome A. Neufeld, Department of Earth Sciences & DAMTP, University of Cambridge.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 15 March 2017, 16:30-17:30

Submarine canyons in polar and temperate margins: shaping mechanisms and long-term evolution

UserDr. David Amblas, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 01 March 2017, 16:30-17:30

Ice shelf-ocean interactions: self-organisation and instability

UserDaniel Goldberg (University of Edinburgh).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 23 November 2016, 16:30-17:30

Greenland Ice Sheet motion, ice-ocean interactions, and other ambitions to understand the cryosphere

NOTE!!! UNUSUAL DAY (TUE) AND TIME (1-2 pm)

UserTwila Moon (University of Bristol).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room.

ClockTuesday 08 November 2016, 13:00-14:00

Linking ice-cliff and rock-slope failures

UserAntonio Abellan.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room.

ClockWednesday 26 October 2016, 16:30-17:30

High-resolution modelling of polar climates using the regional climate model RACMO2.3

NOTE UNUSUAL DAY AND ROOM

UserBrice Noël (Utrecht University).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room.

ClockTuesday 15 March 2016, 16:30-17:30

Modelling ice-ocean interaction at Greenland’s tidewater glaciers

UserDonald Slater (University of Edinburgh).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 02 March 2016, 16:30-17:30

Ice cores: development of time scales and some applications

UserMai Winstrup (University of Wahington).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 27 May 2015, 16:30-17:30

Marine terminating glaciers within Elmer/Ice: model and applications

NOTE: THIS TALK IS ON A THURSDAY

UserOlivier Gagliardini (Laboratoire de glaciologie et géophysique de l’environnement).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockThursday 19 March 2015, 16:30-17:30

Seismic survey considerations in glaciology

UserCoen Hodstede (Alfred Wegener Institute).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 25 February 2015, 16:30-17:30

The last ten years of glacier observation in the Karakoram

UserChristoph Mayer (Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 11 February 2015, 16:30-17:30

Frequency and triggers of huge underwater landslides - and their relationship to climate change and sediment delivery from ice streams

NOTE UNUSUAL TIME: 1-2 PM

UserPeter Talling (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 12 November 2014, 13:00-14:00

Supraglacial lake drainage and ice flow acceleration in Greenland

UserSam Doyle (University of Aberystwyth).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 29 October 2014, 16:30-17:30

The pressure melting point of ice and Jakobshavn Isbrae's fast flow

UserDr Mauro Werder, University of Bristol.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 23 April 2014, 16:30-17:30

Patterned ground stories: wars, disasters and ice sheets

UserHamish Pritchard (British Antarctic Survey).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 12 March 2014, 16:30-17:30

Are rapid ice losses in Greenland caused by atmosphere or ocean?

UserPoul Christoffersen (Scott Polar Research Insitute).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 26 February 2014, 16:30-17:30

The glaciation of the Antarctic Peninsula: a journey through time

UserNeil Glasser (Aberystwyth University).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 12 February 2014, 16:30-17:30

Dark Snow in Greenland

UserJason Box (Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 29 January 2014, 16:30-17:30

Are Karakoram glacier surges linked with climate?

UserDuncan Quincey (University of Leeds).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 27 November 2013, 16:30-17:30

Ice sheets, glaciers and sea-level rise: a perspective from the 5th Assessment Report by the IPCC

Note unusual time (THURSDAY)

UserDavid G. Vaughan (British Antarctic Survey).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockThursday 14 November 2013, 16:30-17:30

Antarctic elevation change from satellite radar altimetry

UserMalcolm McMillan (University of Leeds).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 30 October 2013, 16:30-17:30

Remote sensing of Greenland tidewater glaciers

UserDr Suzanne Bevan, Swansea University.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 05 June 2013, 16:30-17:30

Glacier outburst floods: spatial and temporal evolution

UserDr Jonathan Carrivick, Leeds University.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 22 May 2013, 16:30-17:30

Using sediment archives from glacial fjords to reconstruct past glacier and ocean variability

UserDr Camilla Andresen, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 08 May 2013, 16:30-17:30

Reproducing unexpected LGM ice-stream retreat behaviour in a dynamic numerical model of Marguerite Bay, Antarctica

N.B. re-scheduled from earlier date

UserDr Stewart Jamieson, Durham University.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 16 January 2013, 16:30-17:30

What's going on in Greenland?

N.B. Change of date

UserDr Alun Hubbard, Aberystwyth University.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 28 November 2012, 16:30-17:30

Palaeoenvironmental records from the West Antarctic Peninsula drift sediments over the last 75 ka.

Note: not usual day

UserDr Maryline Vautravers, Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockMonday 29 October 2012, 16:30-17:30

Robert Falcon Scott: the Tasmanian links and an appreciation.

Note unusual day

UserProfessor Pat Quilty, University of Tasmania.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockTuesday 12 June 2012, 16:30-17:30

Glaciers on Mars

UserProfessor Bryn Hubbard, Aberystwyth University.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 09 May 2012, 16:30-17:30

Sub ice volcanism, ice sheets and global change

UserProf John Smellie, University of Leicester.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 02 May 2012, 16:30-17:30

Challenges in modeling future sea level rise from melting glaciers

UserDr Valentina Radic, Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 21 March 2012, 13:45-14:30

Pleistocene and Holocene in Murchisonforden area, Nordaustlandet, Svalbard.

UserProfessor Veli-Pekka Salonen, Dept. of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki (and Visiting fellow at Clare Hall).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 21 March 2012, 13:00-13:45

Exploring radar data of ice sheets by means of numerical modelling

UserDr Gwendolyn Leysinger-Vieli, University of Durham.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 14 March 2012, 16:30-17:30

Revealing the Antarctic continent with recent aerogeophysical exploration

UserDr Fausto Ferraccioli, British Antarctic Survey.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 07 March 2012, 16:30-17:30

Inland thinning of West Antarctic Ice Sheet steered along subglacial rifts

UserDr Rob Bingham, University of Aberdeen.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 29 February 2012, 16:30-17:30

Densification in the Greenland dry snow zone - implications for altimetry

UserProf Elizabeth Morris, Scott Polar Research Insitute.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 22 February 2012, 16:30-17:30

The timing and rate of deglaciation along the north Svalbard margin

UserDr Bill Austin, University of St Andrews.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 01 February 2012, 16:30-17:30

Ice-ocean interactions in Kangerdlugssuaq Fjord

UserDr Poul Christoffersen, Scott Polar Research Institute.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 25 January 2012, 16:30-17:30

Polar ozone loss

UserDr Neil Harris, University of Cambridge.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 30 November 2011, 16:30-17:30

Microbial Communities in Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments.

UserDr Mark Skidmore, Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 23 November 2011, 16:30-17:30

Modelling melt, water routing and the filling and drainage of lakes on the Greenland Ice Sheet

UserDr Ian Willis, Scott Polar Research Institute.

HouseMR4, Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

ClockMonday 14 November 2011, 13:00-14:00

Why do glaciers fall apart?

UserMartin O'Leary, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 19 October 2011, 16:30-17:30

Antarctic subglacial hydrology and topography

UserAnne Le Brocq (University of Exeter).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 16 March 2011, 16:30-17:30

Oceanography in Arctic fjords

THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED

UserFinlo Cottier (Scottish Association for Marine Science).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 23 February 2011, 16:30-17:30

Ocean forcing of ice sheet change in West Antarctica

UserAdrian Jenkins (British Antarctic Survey).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 26 January 2011, 16:30-17:30

ANTARCTICA DAY Inaugural Lecture

Note unusual time (7 PM)

UserPaul A. Berkman (University of Cambridge) & David W. H. Walton (British Antarctic Survey).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 01 December 2010, 19:00-20:00

Calving Laws for Ice Sheet Models - Recent Progress and Future Prospects

UserDouglas Benn (University Centre in Svalbard and the University of St. Andrews).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 17 November 2010, 16:30-17:30

Ice Stream Tides

Note unusual time (MONDAY)

UserHilmar Gudmundsson (British Antarctic Survey).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockMonday 01 November 2010, 16:30-17:30

Northernmost Antarctic Peninsula glacial and climate changes

UserDaniel Nývlt (Czech Geological Survey).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 20 October 2010, 16:30-17:30

Lives on The Ice - Changing Patterns of Antarctic Experience from Scott to Byrd

Note unusual time: this seminar is on a Thursday

UserLisle A. Rose.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockThursday 07 October 2010, 16:30-17:30

Environmental Protection in the Arctic Ocean

UserPaul Berkman (University of Cambridge).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, LIBRARY (1ST FLOOR), doors open for general access.

ClockWednesday 03 February 2010, 16:30-17:30

Subaerial salt extrusions in Iran as analogues of ice sheets, streams & glaciers

Image caption: view across the northern namakier at Kuh-e-namak (Dashti), Iran Zagros. Salt is > 500 my old.

UserChristopher Talbot (Earth Sciences, University of Uppsala).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, LIBRARY (1ST FLOOR).

ClockWednesday 02 December 2009, 16:30-17:30

Neogene terrestrial environment of Antarctica

UserAlan Ashworth (Department of Geosciences, North Dakota State University).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, LIBRARY (1ST FLOOR).

ClockWednesday 18 November 2009, 16:30-17:30

Linking North and South Atlantic deep water circulation using Nd isotopes

UserAlex Piotrowski (Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, LIBRARY (1ST FLOOR).

ClockWednesday 11 November 2009, 16:30-17:30

Marine Ice in Larsen Ice Shelf

Note: unusual venue

UserPaul Holland (British Antarctic Survey).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, LIBRARY (1ST FLOOR).

ClockWednesday 28 October 2009, 16:30-17:30

Where Have All the Icebergs Gone?

UserChris Woodworth-Lynas (NW Atlantic Ocean Observing System Partnership).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, LIBRARY (1ST FLOOR).

ClockWednesday 20 May 2009, 16:30-17:30

Erebus volcano, Antarctica: eruption dynamics and atmospheric impacts

UserClive Oppenheimer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 18 February 2009, 16:30-17:30

TBA

UserAdrian Luckman (Swansea University).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 12 November 2008, 16:30-17:30

Antarctic subglacial hydrology

UserAnne Le Brocq (University of Durham).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 29 October 2008, 16:30-17:30

Antarctic Engineering

UserMurray Mitchell (OPUS Engineering - New Zealand).

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre.

ClockWednesday 15 October 2008, 16:30-17:30

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