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Greenland's melting ice sheet is now the single biggest contributor to global sea level rise. Image: REUTERS/Bob Strong

Robert Law

PhD candidate, University of Cambridge

Adam Booth

Associate Professor in Applied Geophysics, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds


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Taking a sledgehammer to the ice mimics seismic shockwaves. Image: Adam Booth

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Our temperature results (black line). The coldest ice is in the very centre of the ice column, heated at the surface by the atmosphere and at the bottom by the ice deforming around itself and heat radiated out from the Earth. Image: Robert Law

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