The Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) is a NERC Centre of Excellence that studies processes in the Earth’s polar latitudes that can affect the Earth’s albedo, polar atmosphere and ocean circulation, and global sea level.
CPOM uses theoretical and laboratory-derived information to form new models of interactions between the ice, ocean and atmosphere, and uses ground and satellite observations to test these and other climate models.
23.02.2021: CPOM research student Heather Selley leads study showing glaciers in West Antarctica are moving more quickly from land into the ocean, contributing to rising global sea levels.
05.02.2021: Watch the International Space Science Institute’s webinar with Professor Andrew Shepherd (CPOM Director): “CryoSat – A Decade of Polar Altimetry”
23.12.20: CPOM scientists produce the first assessment of the changing shape of A68a, a giant iceberg heading towards Georgia
15.12.20: Dr Rosemary Willatt based at UCL awarded the Konrad Steffen Award at the ESA Polar Science Week conference.
03.12.20: Professor Seymour Laxon (1963-2013) and Dr Katharine Giles (1978-2013) amongst the 28 people honoured by new Antarctic place names
05.11.20: ESA has created a new online course, ‘EO from Space: The Cryosphere’, led by CPOM and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS)
17.09.20: CPOM researchers involved in NASA-led study, which shows ice sheets could add 39 centimetres to sea level by 2100
18.08.20: CPOM co-authors on study that supports predictions of complete loss of Arctic sea-ice by 2035
23.04.20: CPOM researchers contribute to the newly released Copernicus European State of the Climate Report 2019