Prof Hanna Holds International Research Workshop on Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheet Mass Balance

Prof Edward Hanna of the School of Geography, University of Lincoln,  lead-organised an international research workshop on Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheet mass balance – links between observational data and computer model simulations – as part of the POLAR2018 conference in Davos, Switzerland, on 15 June.

This included some of the world-leading scientists working in this area. There were two keynote talks: Prof Tony Payne (University of Bristol) spoke on “Challenges in making useful projections of the future sea-level contributions of ice sheets”, while Prof Andy Shepherd (University of Leeds) gave a very timely rundown of “Satellite observations of ice sheet mass balance”. The latter talk was based on a major new research paper on Antarctic Ice Sheet mass balance, 1992-2017, that Prof Shepherd had lead-published in the journal NATURE the previous day [as a participant in the second Ice sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE2), Prof Hanna is one of about 80 co-authors on this paper].

Other talks included the effects on ice sheets of limiting global warming to 1.5degC above pre-industrial levels by 2100 (an unlikely outcome but one that is highly relevant to study for an upcoming interim report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). For further details, please visit the workshop website.

The photo shows (from left to right) Prof. Michiel van den Broeke (Utrecht University), Prof Tony Payne, Dr Pippa Whitehouse (Durham University), Dr Erik Ivins (CalTech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Prof Frank Pattyn (Universite libre de Bruxelles), who together led a panel discussion following the talks. The projected image is of a Greenland iceberg that Edward photographed while on fieldwork in Greenland in 2012. The meetings were held in the Davos Congress Centre that regularly hosts meetings of the World Economic Forum.

Edward and his co-organisers (renowned glaciologists Francisco Navarro, Frank Pattyn and Catherine Ritz) are grateful to the workshop sponsors: the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, the International Arctic Science Committee, and the Climate and Cryosphere project of the World Climate Research Programme, especially for facilitating several Early Career Scientists to attend the workshop. Working together with the presenters, it is planned to write a major review/synthesis paper for a leading science journal, summarising the outcomes of the workshop, within the next few months.

School of Geography Professor Honoured

Professor Edward Hanna has been recognised for his body of work after being awarded the International Journal of Climatology Editor’s Award for 2017.

Professor Hanna, from the University of Lincoln’s School of Geography, is a Professor of Climate Science and Meteorology. He was recognised for a ‘meritorious contribution to the work of the International Journal of Climatolgy in the past five years’. The award consists of £400 endowed by the publishers, Wiley, and a certificate.

It was officially handed out at the Royal Meteorological Society’s National Meeting and Annual General Meeting in May.

The Society is delighted to announce the Awards and Prize Winners for 2017, which was presented on 16th May 2018 at the Annual General Meeting in London. The Society’s awards for excellence in meteorology are held in high regard across the international community.

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Prof Edward Hanna to Receive Excellence Award from Royal Meteorological Society

We’re delighted to announce that our School’s Professor in Climate Science and Meteorology and Royal Meteorological Society Fellow, Edward Hanna, will be receiving the International Journal of Climatology Editor’s Award from the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS).

The awards ceremony, which celebrates the Awards and Prize Winners for 2017, will take place on Wednesday 16th May 2018 at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in London.

Prof Hanna on a previous trip to Greenland in 2012

Highly revered across the international community, the Society’s annual awards are a celebration of Fellows’ work and commitment to the Society.

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