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Warm winds – new insight into what weakens Antarctic ice shelves

New research describes for the first time the role that warm, dry winds play in influencing the behaviour of Antarctic ice shelves. Presenting this week at a European conference scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explain how spring and summer winds, known as föhn winds, are prevalent on the Larsen C Ice Shelf, West Antarctica and creating melt pools. The Larsen C Ice Shelf is of particular interest to scientists because it of the collapse of Larsen A in 1995 and Larsen B in 2002.

Painting by Colin Brown – ex Stonnington 48/50

Colin Brown’s brother George has sent a picture of a painting done by Colin showing a plane landing at Stonnington -presumeably in either 1948 or 1949.

Colin was a Surveyor at Stonnington in years 1948/50 when Sir Vivian Fuchs was BC. Colin had a place named after him – CAPE BROWN – entrance point of George VI Sound

George has produced a booklet concerning his brother Colin’s life down South – it is intended that this will be reproduced in the next magazine due out in December 2015

Books for sale – money to Benevolent Fund

Left over from the 2015 AGM club sales are a small selection of Books donated by members with all proceeds going to the Benevolent Fund 4 x copies ‘Cry Argentina’ by Ian Sykes – signed 1 x copy of ‘South of Sixty’ by Mike Warr 1 x copy of ‘Murder in the Antarctic’ by Mike Warr 3 x copies of ‘The Doggy Men’ by Hwfa Jones

All at £5 a copy + P&P — available from Tony Wincott – Club Secretary –

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