Dr Kate Winter is a Vice Chancellors Research Fellow in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Northumbria University. In October 2018 she was awarded the Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship for 2018 – 2020 for her research project, titled ‘BioFe in Glacial Systems’.
This fellowship will fund two research expeditions to Antarctica, where Kate will stay at the Princess Elisabeth Research Station. Kate will travel to Antarctica in December 2018, and again a year later. Each visit is planned to last between 6 and 8 weeks, depending on Antarctic weather.
Kate’s research looks at the contribution of ice flow to the uptake of carbon dioxide in the Southern Ocean. She’ll be using laser scanning, photogrammetry, and ice-penetrating radar to iron in the rock sediments are transferred through the ice sheet out into the ocean. Which might turn out to be hugely important in global climate change.
Almost as important: Kate’s been working with one of NUSTEM’s primary schools, and another school near her family home in Aberdeen.