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Map of social media-generated snow depth data across Birmingham
Description
With all the snow that fell over the last few months, Catherine Muller teamed up with the online local news provider 'Birmingham Updates' (@BhamUpdates) in order to collect snow depth data within and surrounding Birmingham.
Date:
09/04/2013
Research shows that Summer melt season is getting longer on the Antarctic Peninsula
Description
New research from the Antarctic Peninsula published in the Journal of Geophysical Research shows that the summer melt season has been getting longer over the last 60 years.
Date:
28/03/2013
NERC CASE studentship award
NERC CASE studentship award
Description
Xiaoming Cai, Lee Chapman and John Thornes have been awarded a NERC CASE Studentship for the project "Quantifying the influence of wind advection on urban heat island for an improvement of a climate change adaptation planning tool".
Date:
18/03/2013
Grant success with the Internet of Things call
Description
Lee Chapman and Catherine Muller have won two 12 month demonstrator grants funded by the Technology Strategy Board under the Internet of Things (IOT) call. IOT literally means 'things' (e.g. sensors and other smart devices) which are connected to the internet.
Date:
12/03/2013
UK and USA collaborate in airborne climate science projects
Description
Birmingham scientists are taking part in the first scientific collaboration of its kind, where British and American scientists are trading skills and expertise and are using an unmanned robotic aircraft to gather high altitude atmospheric data.
Date:
30/01/2013
Shark Tank Re-Fit Lends Teeth To Research Into Prehistoric Seas
Description
Thousands of shark teeth from the bed of a Blackpool fish tank are helping researchers at the University of Birmingham in their quest to probe ancient mysteries of the deep.
Date:
21/01/2013
International research study to shed light on sources of air-polluting dust in India
Description
A quantitative analysis of dust sources in Delhi by scientists from India, the UK and the USA will provide important new insight into how individual sources of air-borne matter contribute to the overall concentrations measured in the atmosphere.
Date:
15/01/2013
BUCCANEER project recognised for environmental sustainability by the Lord Stafford Awards
Description
BUCCANEER, an innovative partnership with Birmingham City Council which developed a climate modelling tool, won the award for Environmental Sustainability at the prestigious Lord Stafford awards held on Thursday 15th November.
Date:
21/11/2012
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