UEA Scientists say polar trip “really successful”

Climate researchers on board the RRS Sir David Attenborough have described their latest polar expedition as “really successful”.

A team of 40 scientists, led by the University of East Anglia (UEA), have spent the last month conducting research in the Antarctic.

They have been investigating how carbon dioxide moves and transforms from the atmosphere into the Southern Ocean in the hope of improving models that make predictions about climate change.

Some of the work, such as operating underwater gliders, has been carried out remotely, almost 9,000 miles (14,500 km) at the UEA’s campus in Norwich.

Prof Karen Heywood, the UEA’s lead principal investigator, said her team had used “every scientific capability the ship had”. “We’ve been deploying instruments from the ship to profile the ocean, we’ve been collecting lots of  water for analysing and we’ve been looking at how much krill there is,” she said.

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