School of Earth and Environment



The Sorby Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (SEFDL) has just received £490k from NERC to fund a new 3D Laser Doppler Anemometer and Volumetric Particle Image Velocimetry. These systems, in combination, will for the...[more]

Mark Smith (SoG) and Lindsay Stringer (SEE) recently attended a workshop in Parys, Free State, South Africa on the banks of the Vaal River[more]

Credit: Rosemary Fisher, House of Commons

October 31st saw the start of the second Arctic Circle conference at the Harpa concert hall in Reykjavik. Attended by 1400 delegates, the annual event seeks to increase participation in Arctic dialogue and “strengthen the...[more]

Credit: NASA's Earth Observatory

Research from the University of Leeds and an international team of scientists has shown a recent increase in atmospheric hydrogen chloride (HCl), a substance linked to destruction of the ozone layer. It was anticipated that...[more]

Wednesday, 19th November 2014, 6:00 to 7:30 pm (doors at 5:30 pm) Maurice Keyworth Lecture Theatre, Leeds University Business School [more]

Photo: Alan Temple (back row, second from left) meets students from the Society of Economic Geologists Leeds Student Chapter and Rob Chapman.

On Tuesday 14th October, the School of Earth and Environment welcomed former student Alan Temple (BSc Geology 1951 and PhD 1954) on his first visit back to Leeds since 1957! Alan met staff and students from across the School as...[more]

International Research Awards

Professor Greg Houseman and Professor Tim Wright, both from the Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics at the School of Earth and Environment, have recently been recognised with prestigious awards from the international scientific...[more]


COMET PhD student David Bekaert recently took a break from his work on Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (InSAR) to take to the skies and investigate why astronauts get the "space stupids". Astronauts often...[more]

Professor Tim Wright

Professor Tim Wright, member of IGT, is to be awarded the Geodesy Section Award 2014 by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The Geodesy Section Award is presented annually to an early or mid-career scientist in recognition of...[more]