Meteorology: weather balloons and avoiding sheep

We’ve just added a new page to highlight our field trip to Arran as part of our Geophysics and Meteorology degree. Physics and Meteorology student Emily Dowd  has written her own blog about it here.  As well as putting their new skills into practice, they learned about the pitfalls of taking measurements around sheep… Photo credits Emily Dowd  from https://dowdsclouds.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/arran-field-trip/ Advertisements Continue reading Meteorology: weather balloons and avoiding sheep

Istanbul trip ends, and all seasons in one day in Helmsdale

Our Human Geographers have celebrated the end of their week in Istanbul by a boat trip on the Bosphorus – you can see all the updates from the week on our Istanbul page. Big thanks to  Richard Chalkley for keeping us updated and amused! And now we have some geophysicists on the loose up in north-east Scotland in Helmsdale. Proof, if it was ever needed, that we do get four seasons in one day here.  Our lecturer Hugh Pumphrey has written a blog about their discoveries which you can link to from our Helmsdale page. Continue reading Istanbul trip ends, and all seasons in one day in Helmsdale

First pics from our Iceland and Bangor field trips

Some stunning landscape pics are coming through from our Physical Geographers in Bangor this week, you can see the latest ones on our Bangor page and see some photos from the previous year too. So this place is pretty intense…#cwmidwal #snowdonia #northwales #UoEGeosBangor2015 #datgeographerlife #ominousclouds #corrie A post shared by megeggmeg (@megeggmeg) on Sep 7, 2015 at 3:20pm PDT We’ve also had some photos from our MEarthSci Geology and GPG students out in Iceland on their Field Training course. More info on our Iceland page, hoping to get some added from our Physical Geography students currently out there too. https://twitter.com/GeosciencesEd/status/640811518309830657/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Continue reading First pics from our Iceland and Bangor field trips

Ecological Economics trip to South Africa 2015

Our MSc Ecological Economics students (a degree programme run in collaboration with Scotland’s Rural College here at the University of Edinburgh) recently went on a study trip to South Africa, learning all about the issues between balancing sustainable human life with wildlife conservation. Some fantastic photos and reflections here on their experience. Flickr photo gallery South Africa study tour blog and photos South Africa student reflections Continue reading Ecological Economics trip to South Africa 2015