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Durham University

Sea Level and Ice Sheets Outreach

Ice Sheets and Sea Level Outreach

Ice sheets and oceans are fundamental parts of the Earth's system. In Durham University's Department of Geography we conduct research into how and why ice sheets, glaciers and sea level have changed over the past and the processes controlling them today. Better understanding of these elements of the Earth's natural system provides us with knowledge that can potentially improve predictions of what changes may occur in the future.

These pages provide material relating to this area of research for teachers, students, and the general public. Currently we have a series of teachers worksheets that cover the drivers of sea-level change, and how we can reconstruct past sea level using salt marsh sediments and microfossils. You can also meet some of the scientists that do this research. Relevant material will continue to be added to these pages over time.

If you would like more details about our research, please explore the Ice Sheets and Sea Level research cluster website.

Contact Details

Durham University
Department of Geography
Lower Mountjoy
South Road, Durham
DH1 3LE, UK

Tel: 0191 3341800
Fax: 0191 3341801

geog.dept@durham.ac.uk