Ice streams: present-to-palaeo - QUADRAT
Prof B Rea, Dr A Newton
31 January 2019
Ice streams are the arteries which drain large quantities of ice from the interior of ice sheets to the ice margin. From both palaeo and present they are known to display dynamical behaviour in relation to ice flow velocity.
(MERI) Atmospheric Ice Nucleation of biological particles
Dr P Connolly, Dr D Topping, Prof M Gallagher
6 February 2019
The formation of ice in natural clouds occurs at temperatures below 0 °C. Pure liquid water drops do not freeze until temperatures are as low as -36 °C, or so, due to the homogeneous nucleation of ice.
Ice accretion on wind turbine blades
Dr Y Lin, Prof J Wang
Applications accepted all year round
The abundant wind resource in cold and high altitude regions in the world is attractive for the increasing demand for renewable wind power production.
Probing ice nucleation by bio-nanoparticles
Prof W Schwarzacher, Dr A Rust
28 February 2019
Pure water droplets in clouds can remain liquid down to temperatures approaching -40 degrees C because creating an interface between the first region to solidify (the nucleus) and the remaining liquid has a free energy cost.