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Recent Sea level Change, Dr Graham Rush

October 6, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Recent Sea level Change

Dr Graham Rush, Research Fellow, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds


During deglaciations melting ice sheets cause a global mean sea-level rise. However, sea-level rise is not even across the oceans. Some regions experience a greater than average rise and others experience less, or even a sea-level fall, dependent on the source of the melting ice. Due to its position relative to the major ice sheets, the rate and magnitude of sea-level change in the North Sea is particularly sensitive to the location of melting ice. In this talk I will discuss the processes that cause this pattern of uneven sea-level change. I will subsequently present sea-level reconstructions from the North Sea basin for two different time periods during the Quaternary and discuss how these sea-level reconstructions make it possible to locate the source of the melting ice at specific time periods and how this in turn enables us to better understand the future stability of ice sheets and also the climate/ocean response to melting ice sheets.



The meeting will take place in the Maurice Keyworth Building (Lecture Theatre G.02) which, due to the unavailability of the Michael Sadler, will be our new venue for the foreseeable future.

Until we have used the venue, we are not sure if we will be able to provide refreshments after talks.

How to get to the Maurice Keyworth Building:

The Maurice Keyworth Building (which some will know as the old Leeds Grammar School) is part of the Leeds University Business School and is found on the Western Campus which is on the west side of Clarendon Road opposite to the main campus. On entering the building go past reception and the lecture theatre (G.02) is on the left.

Maurice Keyworth is about a 5–10 -minute walk from our old venue in the Michael Sadler Building but, if travelling by car, instead of using the Orange Zone parking, there is the possibility of parking closer on surrounding roads. These are:

Lyddon Terrace: Although surrounded by university buildings, is a public road and has no parking restrictions. It is accessed off Clarendon Road via University Road, turning right before the barrier. Woodsley Road (off Clarendon Road) and St Johns Terrace: (off Moorland Road) Both have unrestricted parking after 6.00 pm on the side bordering the campus (permit parking only on sides with houses)

Blue badge holders: Park in the Western Campus parking facilities (accessed off Clarendon Road) where there are spaces before the barrier. If these are all occupied then contact Security via the speaker on the barrier, state your business, and they will raise it. Exit is via the one-way system onto Moorland Road.

Maurice Keyworth Building is No. 19 (Business School, Maurice Keyworth Building)

Location specifics:

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October 6, 2022
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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Maurice Keyworth Building, Lecture Theatre G.02
Maurice Keyworth Building, Woodhouse
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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