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What’s going on in Greenland?: Professor Alun Hubbard

September 2015

Professor Alun Hubbard tells us about his research in Greenland, looking specifically at glacial melt and retreat


0 minutes – Introduction

3:30 minutes – Lecture begins

7:50 minutes – Extent of glacial retreat

11.30 minutes – Glaciers as conveyor belts

25:15 minutes – Expedition to the Russell Glacier

48:50 minutes – On location with the Store Glacier


AQA A Level
Unit 1: Cold Environments (optional)

Edexcel A Level
Unit 4: Cold environments – landscapes and change (optional)

OCR A Level
Unit 1: Cold environments (core)

WJEC A Level
Unit 3: Landforms and their management - glacial (optional)

Unit 1: Ice on the land (core)

Unit 2: The challenge of extreme environments (core)

Cambridge iGCSE
Unit 1: The natural environment (core)

Edexcel B GCSE
Unit 1: Extreme environments (optional)

Edexcel iGCSE
Unit 3: Fragile environments (optional)

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