Antarctica (science)

Global Sea Level May Rise Faster Than Previously Projected, With 'profound Consequences For...

Jessica Corbett, staff writerA new study warning that rapidly melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica may push global sea level rise beyond 7.8 feet by 2100 has elicited alarm about the "profound consequences for humanity" and cast doubt on...

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Thinning Five Times Faster Than Just Two Decades Ago, Study Shows Antarctic Ice Melting At...

Julia Conley, staff writerNew research released Thursday revealed that ice sheets in Antarctica are thinning even more rapidly than scientists previously believed, with ice melting five times as quickly as it did in the 1990s.
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New Data On Underwater Volcanoes In Bransfield Strait, Antarctica

Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) have successfully obtained images of the structure of two of the most important submarine volcanoes in the Bransfield Strait, Antarctica. The study was part of the 2018-19 Spanish Antarctic Expedition,...
Related topics: Volcanoes, Antarctic

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Nasa's Grace: What Researchers Have Learned From Water In Motion

When you hear news about ice loss from Greenland or Antarctica, an aquifer in California that is getting depleted, or a new explanation for a wobble in Earth's rotation, you might not realize that all these findings may rely on data from one single...
Related topics: NASA, Space

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Penguin Poop Helps Biodiversity Bloom In Antarctica

Ammonia from penguin poop gets carried on Antarctic winds, fertilizing mosses and lichens as far as a mile away. Christopher Intagliata reports.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Biodiversity, Antarctic

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Image: Antarctica Detailed In 3-d

Unfortunately ice is a hot topic when it comes to understanding and monitoring how this fragile component of the Earth system is being affected by climate change. Scientists, therefore, go to great lengths to study changes happening in the remote...

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Penguins And Seals Create Invertebrate Hotspots On Antarctica...with Poop

In Antarctica, researchers have found patches of life, sustained in large part by droppings from seals and penguins. Changes in those populations could have ripple effects down the ecosystem.(Image credit: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images)

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Climate Data Shows No Recent Warming In Antarctica, Instead A Slight Cooling

Below is a plot from a resource we have not used before on WUWT, “RIMFROST“. It depicts the average temperatures for all weather stations in Antarctica. Note that there is some recent cooling in contrast to a steady warming since about...

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How I Stumbled On A Lost Plant Just North Of Antarctica

Sunny interludes punctuate showers of rain, hail and sleet as furious winds sweep clouds across the sky. It's a typical summer day on Macquarie Island, a sliver of ocean floor that rose more than 2.5 km from the depths of the Southern Ocean, halfway...

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A New 200‐year Spatial Reconstruction Of West Antarctic Surface Mass Balance

Antarctica consisted of a large Eastern ice sheet, a smaller Western ice sheet and the Antarctic peninsula. The Eastern ice sheet has been slightly gaining ice from 1992, but the Western ice sheet mass trend is more uncertain. A new paper published...
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Why Century-old Ship Logs Are Key To Today’s Climate Research

Through both sunny days and torrential storms, sailors cutting through the waters around New Zealand and Antarctica faithfully recorded the weather they encountered, building up a treasure trove of data. Over a century later, scientists are digging...

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Nasa Is Working With Cute Seals To Study Antarctica’s Ocean Environment

NASA is using an adorable data source to analyze Antarctica’s ocean environment, one that looks like Jabba the Hutt and swims with flippers. Scientist Lia Siegelman, a visiting research student at NASA’s Jet Propulsion […] The...
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Found In Antarctica: A 'weirdo Particle' That Predates The Sun

Researchers cut open a small meteorite found in the LaPaz icefield in Antarctica to uncover a very surprising find.Inside this meteorite was a small inclusion that they determined came directly from the nova of a white dwarf to Earth.By studying the...
Related topics: Physics, Sun, Meteorites

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Warm Surface Water Temperatures Are Driving Melting On The World’s Largest Ice Shelf

Scientists have found that a portion of the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica, the world’s largest ice shelf and an important contributor to future global sea level rise, is melting 10 times faster than the rest of the shelf, according to a new...

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Some Good News For Far-future Sea Level Rise

Enlarge / Velocity of recent ice flow around Antarctica. Thwaites Glacier is one of the smaller purple regions on the left side of this image. (credit: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/3849) Glaciers are moody things with a myriad of personalities. Some...
Related topics: NASA, Space

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43-year-old Mystery Of Polynya In Antarctica Solved

Initially spotted in mid-September 2017 in the centre of an ice pack in Antarctica's Lazarev Sea, the Maud-Rise Polynya, an area of open water surrounded by sea ice, baffled researchers as to how this phenomenon was even possible during Antarctica's...

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Antarctica: The Final Frontier For Marine Biological Invasions?

A new study looking at the implications of increased shipping activity and the impact on Antarctic marine biodiversity is published this week in the journal Global Change Biology. The research is an important step in the quest to understand whether...
Related topics: Antarctic, Biodiversity

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43-year-old Mystery Of Polynya In Antarctica Unraveled

A new study has unraveled the four decade long mystery surrounding the occurrence of a mid-sea Polynya -- a body of unfrozen ocean that appeared within a thick body of ice during Antarctica's winter almost two years ago.

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Scientists Seek Clues To Climate Change Inside World's Oldest Ice

European scientists will begin drilling for what's believed to be the world's oldest ice in Antarctica later this year.

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Nrl Researcher Ventures To The Arctic In Search Of Cosmic Dust

After arriving at McMurdo Station on the unforgiving continent of Antarctica, it still took Dr. Rhonda Stroud two days of safety training and a four-hour flight before she was finally where she needed to be: the bottom of the world.
Related topics: Arctic

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