Landscape in Sicily

Exploring climate change

We explore the impact of climate change on the environment and snow, ice, and glaciers across the world


This research group has seen recent investment, with a growing number of members contributing to world-leading research – particularly in volcanic material – and reconstructing climate change more generally.

We have a global reach, with collaborations, research and pioneering work across nearly every continent, and a strong focus on research into snow, ice and glaciers.

Recent research projects

The group has seen recent investment and now has a professor, 3 readers and 4 more junior staff - it has areas of emerging world-leading excellence in research, particularly in tephra (volcanoes) and reconstructing climate change more generally. It has a global outward looking focus, with research and collaborators on nearly all continents. It also has a strong cryospheric (snow, ice and glaciers) focus.