Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI)
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The Scott Polar Research Institute is the oldest international centre for polar research within a university and is acknowledged as the world's premier polar information centre. It combines active research with world-renowned library, museum, archival and photographic collections, covering all aspects of the Arctic and Antarctic, including polar history, science and technology, economics and politics, law, medicine, tourism, humanities and art.
The Institute has research groups investigating a range of issues in both the environmental sciences and social sciences of relevance to the polar regions:
- Glaciology and Climate Change Group
- Glacimarine Environments Group
- Polar Landscape and Remote Sensing Group
- Polar Social Science and Humanities Group
In addition, the Institute is part of the NERC Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling.
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(Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, 2009-10-21)Abstract. Supraglacial lakes form annually on the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet around Paakitsoq, north of the Jakobshavn Isbrae outlet glacier. The lakes are ephemeral, drain through moulins or crevasses at their bed ...
(Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, 2010-10-05)Over the past two decades coincident with Arctic climate warming, Greenland’s glaciers have experienced significant volume loss with the resulting discharge substantially contributing to rising sea level. This change has ...
Application of Wavelet Analysis for Examining Climate and Meltwater Runoff in the Paakitsoq Region, West Greenland (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, 2012-09-25)Land-terminating areas of the Greenland ice sheet have experienced significant mass loss over the last two decades, and a feedback between surficial meltwater production, resultant basal lubrication and ice-sheet flow ...