Monday, 19 June 2017

Ely underwater?

Emily Shuckburgh of Exeter University gave an interesting talk as part of the Science Festival which has been hosted in Ely Cathedral for the last month or so.
She was also the co-author with Prince Charles of the new Ladybird Book of Climate Change which I've blogged about previously.
Cambridge News has the story of her lecture, which included the thinking around the possibility that Ely might end up being an island again due to projected sea level.
This is the very scenario that we recently had in our recent Physics-Geography project, which we will be sharing some outcomes from in the next few weeks. In our scenario, we had a (fairly improbable) tsunami race across the Fens, leaving part of Ely isolated on higher ground.

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