University of St Andrews

International Climate Change Project Extended

Thursday 21 February 2013

Congratulations, once again, to Jo Brendryen (University of Bergen, Norway) and partners (including Dr Bill Austin, Reader in Physical Geography) who have recently secured funding (NOK 3m) to extend their collaborative project.

(see news item 08 March, 2012)

The INTERACT project "Ocean-Atmosphere-Ice sheet interactions in the polar north, 50-150 ka BP: Implications for global climate system processes" will see researchers from Norway, Sweden, the UK and USA working collaboratively to develop an improved understanding of the time-scales of climate change using a combination of tephra (volcanic ash) markers, climate archives and absolute dating methods (U/Th). We look forward to hosting Dr Brendryen’s research stay at the University of St Andrews.

Pictured below is Dr Bill Austin, sampling volcanic ash shortly after the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

(photograph by Stefan Wastegard, University of Stockholm, Sweden)

Bill Austin sampling volcanic ash