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Tags results for 'Antarctica'

'Drastic' Antarctic melt could double global sea-level rise

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2016 08:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Global sea levels could rise by more than double the current best estimate, according to a new analysis of climate change in Antarctica.

Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2013 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
A volcano may be stirring more than a half mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate.

ESA's Cryosat mission detects continued West Antarctic ice loss

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2013 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
West Antarctica continues to lose ice to the ocean and this loss appears to be accelerating, according to new data from Europe's Cryosat spacecraft.

Giant Antarctic glacier beyond point of no return, research says

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2014 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, one of the biggest single contributors to world sea-level rise, is melting irreversibly.

Scientists discover giant trench under Antarctic Ice

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2014 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
A massive ancient subglacial trough, deeper than the Grand Canyon, has been discovered by a team of UK experts.

China and the International Rush to Claim Antarctica

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The Antarctic Treaty will come up for review. China, the US, the UK, and other countries intend to be ready.

Winter in the Antarctic Shows What It Will Take to Live on Mars

Posted in Science on 15th Feb, 2014 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Concordia station offers the isolation and hardships explorers will face on the Red Planet.

Global Warming Slows Antarctica's Coldest Currents

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2014 02:35 AM
by AlexMuller
The deep, salty currents that carry oxygen and nutrients to the ocean depths have been disappearing over the past few decades.

Doubling of Antarctic ice loss revealed by European satellite

Posted in Science on 15th Jun, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Continent shedding 160 billion tonnes a year, CryoSat-2 shows, just days after warning over western ice sheet's collapse

Why do so many nations want a piece of Antarctica?

Posted in Science on 23rd Jun, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Seven countries have laid claim to parts of Antarctica and many more have a presence there: why do they all want a piece of this frozen wasteland?

Antarctic hides extreme ecosystem

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have pulled up thousands of different types of micro-organisms from Lake Whillans, a large body of water buried 800m under the ice sheet.

Antarctic coastal waters 'rising faster'

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2014 07:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report in Nature Geoscience finds.

Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches New Record Maximum

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2014 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
The upward trend in the Antarctic, however, is only about a third of the magnitude of the rapid loss of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean.

Researchers head to Antarctic to study ice sheet lakes

Posted in Science on 23rd Oct, 2014 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The Larsen Ice Shelf is one of the Antarctic’s most mysterious landscapes.

Ocean gliding robots used to study melting Antarctic sheet ice

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
The use of "ocean gliders" for conducting research in oceanic conditions not ideal for regular methods has been catching on in the scientific community.

Antarctic sub gauges sea ice thickness

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2014 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
A novel autonomous sub has acquired the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.

West Antarctic Melt Rate Has Tripled

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2014 02:32 AM
by AlexMuller
A comprehensive, 21-year analysis of the fastest-melting region of Antarctica has found that the melt rate of glaciers there has tripled during the last decade.

Antarctic photo science archive unlocked

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2014 09:07 PM
by AlexMuller
The images have long been around, but it's only now that we've had the capability to extract the 3D data from them.

GPS to Track Ice Migration in Real Time

Posted in Science on 1st Jan, 2015 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Antarctica's melting ice sheets have been a major contributor to global sea level increases over the last decade, and the losses are expected to accelerate.

How changes in the Earth's orbit can affect the Antarctic ice caps

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2015 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The Earth's orbit, while a concept that is light-years away, is hitting close to home, affecting the stability of Eastern Antarctic ice caps.

Antarctic ice shelf thinning is speeding up

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have their best view yet of the status of Antarctica's floating ice shelves and they find them to be thinning at an accelerating rate.

Hidden water below Antarctica provides hope for life on Mars

Posted in Science on 29th Apr, 2015 06:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Antarctica is the Earth environment that most resembles Mars.

Antarctica's Ice Attacked from Above and Below

Posted in Science on 13th May, 2015 09:49 PM
by AlexMuller
This is the first time that melting from below has been found to be a culprit in the Antarctic Peninsula's vanishing ice shelves.

Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica so large it affects Earth's gravity field

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2015 07:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica.

Oxygen May Have Thawed Antarctica in Dinosaur Times

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2015 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
About 100 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed a forest-covered Antarctica. Carbon dioxide was present in the atmosphere at higher levels than present day.

If we burned all of the fossil fuels, would any of Antarctica's ice survive?

Posted in Science on 14th Sep, 2015 09:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Oceans would rise by over 50m changing the face of planet Earth, say scientists, but over a long time.

Loss of species biodiversity near melting Antarctic glaciers

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2015 01:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Over the past five decades, temperatures have risen nearly five times as rapidly on the western Antarctic Peninsula than the global average.

Biggest Antarctic ice melt scenarios 'not plausible' claim scientists

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2015 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say the contribution of a melting Antarctica to sea-level rise this century will be significant and challenging, but that some nightmare scenarios are just not realistic.

A giant chasm may rest underneath Antarctica's ice sheet

Posted in Science on 14th Jan, 2016 12:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have found long cracks in the surface of the ice, which they believe indicates a huge underground canyon system.

Lack of microbes in Antarctic permafrost dims hopes for life on Mars

Posted in Science on 22nd Jan, 2016 10:48 AM
by AlexMuller
The unsuccessful search for living microbes in the permafrost of Antarctica’s University Valley could spell bad news for the search for Mars life.

There May Be a Giant Lake Lurking Beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet

Posted in Science on 23rd Apr, 2016 09:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are reporting evidence of an enormous, never-before-seen subglacial lake, buried beneath the East Antarctic ice sheet.

Sentinels in constant watch on the polar glaciers

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2016 09:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The EU's Sentinel satellite system has begun monitoring six polar glaciers in near real-time.

Melting glacier could raise sea levels by almost 3 metres

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2016 11:03 AM
by AlexMuller
The study published in the journal Nature looked at the retreating ice levels of the Totten Glacier, a glacier in eastern Antarctica roughly the size of France.

World's largest marine protected area declared in Antarctica

Posted in Science on 29th Oct, 2016 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world's largest marine protected area.

Warming Ocean Waters Are Melting Antarctic Ice Shelves at an Unprecedented Rate

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2016 01:43 PM
by AlexMuller
What happens when Antartica’s glaciers flow into the sea?

Massive Antarctica ice sheet is cracking due to warming oceans

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2016 04:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Antarctic ice could be much more susceptible to breaking up than it seems on the surface, and that separation may be happening faster than researchers expected.

Ice loss spreads up Antarctic glaciers

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2016 12:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The scale and pace of change now taking place in West Antarctica is captured in a new, long-term satellite record.

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2017 10:02 AM
by AlexMuller
An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say.

Poor outlook for biodiversity in Antarctica

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2017 07:27 AM
by Alex Muller
The popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world has been brought into question in a new study.

Antarctic iceberg crack develops fork

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2017 07:45 PM
by Alex Muller
The crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf that looks set to spawn a giant berg has suddenly forked.

Antarctica turning green as climate change takes hold, says scientific study

Posted in Science on 21st May, 2017 07:24 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists claim the continent is turning green because of a warming in the climate.

Collapse of Enormous Antarctic Ice Shelf All But Imminent

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2017 02:48 PM
by Alex Muller
The giant rift in the Larsen C ice shelf has grown an additional 11 miles (17 km) since last week.

A Texas-size chunk of Antarctica partially melted last year

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2017 04:43 PM
by Alex Muller
Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf is the largest floating block of ice in the world, and unfortunately it's melting from above and below.

Giant iceberg splits from Antarctic

Posted in Science on 13th Jul, 2017 02:58 PM
by Alex Muller
One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded has just broken away from Antarctica.

Scientists Discover Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2017 05:54 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists have identified nearly 100 volcanoes in West Antarctica, which makes it one of the largest concentration of volcanoes.

Unknown species may thrive in Antarctic caves

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2017 05:42 PM
by Alex Muller
Animals and plants may be living in warm caves under Antarctica's ice, according to a study.

Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to sea

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2017 08:14 AM
by Alex Muller
The giant berg A-68 looks finally to be on the move. Recent weeks have seen it shuffle back and forth next to the Antarctic ice shelf from which it broke away.

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