19 July 2018

PhD student accompanies research trip to the Himalaya

PhD student Jo Hornsey accompanied researcher Ann Rowan to the Khumbu Glacier in Nepal, to look at how the glacier is flowing and how it is affected by climate change.

Three researchers stand on a glacier looking into a ravine

PhD student Jo Hornsey accompanied researcher Ann Rowan to the Khumbu Glacier in Nepal, to look at how the glacier is flowing and how it is affected by climate change.

Ann Rowan is part of the EverDrill project, which uses pressurised hot-water to drill boreholes through ice to gather visual footage and insert sensors into the glacier bed. This offers transformative potential to research, by providing an unprecedented insight into the physical structure and dynamics of a Himalayan glacier and the processes that operate englacially and at the bed.

Watch the video below to hear about Ann Rowan and Jo Hornsey's work, the challenges of working in the Himalaya and to discover some of the amazing opportunities open to our PhD students.

Fieldwork on the Khumbu Glacier, Nepal

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