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GLACSWEB - a cool mission - featured in IEEE Spectrum magazine

Published: 
1 December 2005
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This month's edition of the prestigious Spectrum journal, published by the IEEE, features an in-depth report on the GLACSWEB project, directed by Dr Kirk Martinez of the School of Electronics and Computer Science, in association with Dr Jane Hart of the University's School of Geography. GLACSWEB is monitoring sediment movement in the Briksdalsbreen Glacier, in Norway, using a series of wireless probes inserted deep into the ice. The research project has been running for five years and has gathered valuable data about the response of the glacier to climate change. Briksdalsbreen is Europe's largest glacier. The article was written by Erico Guizzo, who spent a week with the team during one of their six-monthly visits to the glacier.

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