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The University of Southampton
Geography and Environmental Science

Research project: Environmental Sensor Networks

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This is the first Environmental Sensor Network to monitor the subglacial environment. Current research is being undertaken at Skalafellsjokull, Iceland. The aim of this project is understand the relationship between glacier dynamics and climate change

Probes have been emplaced beneath 50 - 80m of ice. These measure temperature, stress, tilt, pressure, and resistivity, and transmit their data by radio to the glacier surface, where the data is transmitted to the web via Glacsweb.

Sensor probe

Related research groups

Earth Surface Dynamics

In terms of climate change the glaciers are a thermometer of what's changing.

Jane Hart - Professor in geography

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