was the weather
has heard of Scott of the Antarctic, but do they know
the whole story? In a lecture at the University, Dr Susan
Solomon brings a scientific perspective to understanding
the men of the expedition, their staggering struggle,
and the reasons for their deaths. Drawing on meteorological
data and her personal experience of the Antarctic, she
argues that Scott's party was struck down by exceptionally
cold temperatures which thwarted their meticulous predictions.
Signed copies of her new book on the subject, The Coldest
March, will be available at the lecture.
Solomon received the United States' highest scientific
honour, the National Medal of Science, for her ground-breaking
research into the Antarctic ozone hole.
lecture is at 6.15 pm on October 3 at the Yorkshire Bank
lecture theatre, Leeds Business School. See Events for