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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Constraining the pathways and fluxes of subglacial meltwater beneath the palaeo-Antarctic Ice Sheet (2017-10-01)The flow, flux and routing of water beneath ice sheets has a fundamental impact on their mass-loss behaviour. Relict channelised forms observed on the Antarctic continental shelf imply that there was an active subglacial ...
(2013-01-01)There is increasing recognition that the hydrology of the Greenland Ice Sheet plays an important role in the dynamics and therefore mass balance of the ice sheet. Understanding the hydrology of the ice sheet and being able ...
(Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, 1991-01-01)Presents systematic investigation of role of press in Arctic exploration, finding that newspapers and their proprietors were much more influential in increasing knowledge about and interest in the far north than traditionally ...