Research theme: Polar Archives for Planet Earth

The ability of numerical models to predict future change on the planet is severely limited by a lack of real-world data for verification and testing. However, a wealth of data, recording both cause and response, exists in environmental and geological records. For example, in ice cores, there exists a unique and simultaneous record of greenhouse gas forcing and the temperature response.  We seek to unlock the history of life, climate and the Earth, focussing exclusively on the proxies and periods that will inform understanding about the future warm world.

Research achievements

Polar Archives research projects

Our multidisplinary teams work on a range of programmes and projects including: