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School research grant success

The start of the New Year has brought some excellent news with school academics winning a variety of research funding.

Congratulations to Andrew Nicholas, Chris Turney, Rolf Aalto, Luiz Aragao and Richard Jones on their NERC success for the following projects:

  • Andrew Nicholas, Rolf Aalto and Luiz Arago:
    'Do floods matter? Bridging the gap between fluvial morphodynamics and alluvial architecture'
    This project examines recent historic and Holocene floodplain evolution in the Bolivian Amazon using a combination of numerical modelling, field work and remote sensing.
    (c £470k)
  • Andrew Nicholas with Brighton, Birmingham, Leeds, and Illinois:
    'Morphodynamics and sedimentology of the tidally-influenced fluvial zone'
    This project involves a study of 3D flow characteristics, sediment transport, bedform evolution and preserved stratigraphy within the Columbia River estuary, USA.
    (c £175k)
  • Chris Turney and Richard Jones:
    'Towards a Decadally-Resolved Radiocarbon Calibration for the Last Glacial Period (30,000-11,700 years ago) Using New Zealand Kauri (Agathis australis)'
    The results from this study will help to precisely calibrate radiocarbon-dated sequences of past climate, environmental and archaeological change, thereby helping us to improve our understanding the Earth system.
    (c £350k)

Many congratulations also to Paul Cloke who has secured a Marie Curie fellowship for Sharon Bryan (c £150k)

Tim Barrows has been awarded $150k by the Australian Research Council for a project entitled: 'Understanding global warming using long-term glacier retreat records'

This project will determine the sensitivity of climate to future global warming, contributing to understanding one of the greatest problems facing humanity today. We will take an historic approach, determining the effects of the greatest global warming in Earth's recent history after the last ice age 20,000 years ago. By constructing well-dated, accurate records of glacier retreat at key locations, we will quantitatively estimate temperature change as the planet warmed. These findings will help us understand the future effects of global warming so that we are better prepared for the environmental and economic costs.

Date: 14 January 2010

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