Prof Hanna lectures at European Meteorological Society conference

Our School’s Prof Edward Hanna gave a lecture on the “Linkages between atmospheric circulation and mass partitioning of the Greenland Ice Sheet” at the European Meteorological Society’s annual conference in Dublin on Monday 4th September.

Pictured right on a field trip to Greenland, Prof Hanna presented the initial findings of collaborative research that is being carried out in connection with several US and Belgian partners. The project is led by Prof. Marco Tedesco at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory/University of Columbia and NASA.

Prof Edward Hanna on a field visit to the Greenland Ice Sheet, 2012
Prof Edward Hanna on a field visit to the Greenland Ice Sheet, 2012

Edward said of his collaborative research, “The Greenland Ice Sheet is a major contributor to current global sea-level rise and it is therefore important to improve understanding of recent changes in ice-sheet mass balance and of the meteorological causes of these changes. This project is closely related to other research I am leading that is examining variations and trends in high-pressure ‘blocking’ over the ice sheet and possible links with the North Atlantic atmospheric jet stream and extreme weather conditions downstream over the UK.”