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.
CPOM researchers have trained an artificial intelligence (AI) system to accurately map the surface area and outline of giant icebergs captured on satellite images in just one-hundredth of a second. Read the full story here.
Northumbria University are seeking to recruit a Research Communications Officer. More information and details on how to apply can be found here.
20.04.23: The IMBIE Team releases a new assessment of ice sheet mass balance today showing that the ice sheets lost 7,560 billion tonnes of ice between 1992 to 2020
The seven worst years for polar ice sheets melting and losing ice have occurred during the past decade, according to new research, with 2019 being the worst year on record. Read the full story here.
World’s ice is melting faster than ever – join Andy Shepherd as he discusses how long-term satellite observations from ESA’s Climate Change Initiative are key in monitoring changes in ice sheets over decade.
CPOM research shows global warming has caused extreme ice melting events in Greenland to become more frequent and more intense over the past 40 years, raising sea levels and flood risk worldwide.
Watch the International Space Science Institute’s webinar with Professor Andrew Shepherd (CPOM Director): “CryoSat – A Decade of Polar Altimetry”