Friday, 18 January 2008

Have you got any news of the Iceberg...

Some of you may have seen this article in The Times, or in the local paper, The Star, about research done by our Department of Geography on the shrinking of the icesheet in Greenland. What you may not have realised is that the analysis was done on one of our computers, the Sheffield node of the White Rose Grid which is called - Iceberg. Iceberg meets the Greenland ice sheet - an uncanny combination!

And if anyone is wondering about the title of this post, it's from a poem by Les Barker, written about the Titanic, from a Polar Bear's point of view!

2 comments:

Brennig said...

Ah, but here at NERC, our subsidiary organisation The British Antarctic Survey...
:-)

Chris Sexton said...

aah, mystery solved - I'd been wondering who'd been reading my blog from NERC. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment.