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Science in Antarctica

For over a century Britain has been at the forefront of exploration and scientific research in Antarctica. The scientific advances that have been made over recent decades have gained international recognition and have changed humankind’s understanding of planet Earth. The UK’s vibrant Antarctic research community plays a leading role in the international efforts to investigate and monitor environmental change in the Polar Regions.

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We can see what’s going on inside an ice shelf using geophysics!

Understanding what is going on inside an ice shelf is important for many reasons. But mostly, it allows us to better understand their contribution to sea level rise, and to …