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Fireworks can reduce visibility

Fireworks can reduce visibility
Description
Researchers in the School have discovered that there is a sharp reduction in visibility caused by fireworks and bonfires on Guy Fawkes' night. They found that visibility was further decreased when the relative humidity was high.
Date:
04/11/2015

Assessing locations for vertical crop-growing system

Assessing locations for vertical crop-growing system
Description
Research has been conducted in collaboration with local SME business Saturn Bioponics Ltd to assess the geographical locations most likely to gain significant benefits from a newly-developed vertical growing system for crop production.
Date:
27/10/2015

Tackling uncertainty in climate projections

Tackling uncertainty in climate projections
Description
Dr Gregor Leckebusch has won a major grant as part of the Climate Science for Service Partnership (CSSP) China project sponsored by the Newton fund, to look at uncertainty in climate projections.
Date:
27/10/2015

New insights into footprint tracks

New insights into footprint tracks
Description
A project undertaken by undergraduate student Luke Meade has provided new insights into the early reptiles and amphibians that produced a collection of Carboniferous footprints held in the Lapworth Museum of Geology.
Date:
21/10/2015

Independent report into conditions in Calais migrant camps outlines failure to meet recommended standards

Independent report into conditions in Calais migrant camps outlines failure to meet recommended standards
Description
An independent report of the Calais migrant camps, the first of its kind, has confirmed the perilous conditions facing the occupants, which fail to meet the standards recommended by global authorities.
Date:
03/10/2015

Ice samples from Greenland and Russia provide clues to past and future climate change, experts discover

Ice samples from Greenland and Russia provide clues to past and future climate change, experts discover
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered evidence of carbonaceous aerosols - organic dust - transported from Asia and deposited in the Arctic over the last 450 years, according to research published today (28th September) in the journal Nature Scientific Reports.
Date:
28/09/2015

Sampling methane and CO2 in the South Atlantic using UAVs

Sampling methane and CO2 in the South Atlantic using UAVs
Description
Dr Rick Thomas is part of a team of scientists and engineers who have successfully sampled methane and CO2 gases in the remote South Atlantic with the aid of an autonomous UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) octocopter.
Date:
07/09/2015

The Conversation: How a wobbly axis helped our planet escape 'snowball Earth

The Conversation: How a wobbly axis helped our planet escape 'snowball Earth
Description
The idea of a deep-frozen world, "snowball Earth", has captured the imagination since first proposed in the 1990s. On several occasions in history, long before animals evolved, apparently synchronous ice sheets existed on all the continents. However, much like falling into a crevasse on a glacier, it's easy enough to enter such an ice age, but very difficult to escape.
Date:
26/08/2015
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'Urban Emotions meets Live Geography - Fusing Data from Human and Technical Sensors'

'Urban Emotions meets Live Geography - Fusing Data from Human and Technical Sensors'
Date
10/02/2016
Location:
Aston Webb Building - G33
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Asst. Prof. Bernd Resch, University of Salzburg - Wednesday 10 February (13:00-14:00)

'Geology of the 5/22-1 exploration well, Rockall Trough, offshore NW Ireland: the role of break-up magmatism on trap development'

'Geology of the 5/22-1 exploration well, Rockall Trough, offshore NW Ireland: the role of break-up magmatism on trap development'
Date
15/02/2016
Location:
Lecture Theatre WG5, Ground Floor, Aston Webb Building (R4)
Description
Part of the Lapworth Lecture Series. Speaker: Professor Christopher Aiden-Lee Jackson, Imperial College, London - Monday 15 February (17:00-18:00)

'Multinationals and Regional Development'

'Multinationals and Regional Development'
Date
17/02/2016
Location:
Biosciences NG08
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Dr Riccardo Crescenzi (London School of Economics) - Wednesday 17 February (16:00-17:00)

'Austerity and economic development governance in England'

'Austerity and economic development governance in England'
Date
24/02/2016
Location:
School of Education G33
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Andy Pike, Newcastle University - Wednesday 24 February (13:00-14:00)

'The ophiolite enigma resolved?'

'The ophiolite enigma resolved?'
Date
14/03/2016
Location:
Lecture Theatre WG5, Ground Floor, Aston Webb Building (R4)
Description
Part of the Lapworth Lecture Series. Speaker: Professor John Dewey, University of Oxford - Monday 14 March (17:00-18:00)
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