Antarctic

Antarctic Ice Shelves: Searching For Clues On Climate Change

In a remote island outpost on the edge of the Antarctic, hundreds of miles from the southern tip of Chile, scientists at a research base are scouring the ice for clues about everything from climate change to cures for cancer. Chile’s Escudero base...

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Geologists Figured Out Where The Most Remote Part Of The Ocean Came From

The Australian-Antarctic Ridge was expected to have emerged with the Pacific to its East. The real story was a surprise to geologists.
Related topics: Geology

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Study Of Arctic Fishes Reveals The Birth Of A Gene—from 'junk'

Though separated by a world of ocean, and unrelated to each other, two fish groups—one in the Arctic, the other in the Antarctic—share a surprising survival strategy: They both have evolved the ability to produce the same special brand of...
Related topics: Arctic, Genetics

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Researchers Help Define Southern Ocean's Geological Features

Scientists present data from the region that show the Australian-Antarctic Ridge has isotopic compositions distinct from both the Pacific and Indian mantle domains.

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Pages2k (2017): Antarctic Proxies

Reposted from Climate Audit by Steve McIntyre A common opinion (e,g, Scott Adams) is that the “other proxies”, not just Mann’s stripbark bristlecone tree rings, establish Hockey Stick. In today’s post, I’ll look at PAGES2K Antarctic data...

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In A Hidden Lake Far Below The Antarctic Ice, Scientists Found The Bodies Of Tiny Creatures. Photos...

Scientists recently drilled 3,500 feet deep into the Antarctic ice to the subglacial Lake Mercer —a lake that had been untouched for thousands of years. They pulled up samples of water, ice, and lake mud from the depths for further study. When...
Related topics: Science Photos

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Newly Discovered “antarctic King” Was A Dinosaur Relative And Lived On Insects

The Antarctic continent is an icy and desolate place today, but millions of years ago it was very different. During the age of the dinosaurs, the continent had a warm environment that had forests, rivers, and all manner of flora and fauna living...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Dinosaurs, Paleontology

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Don’t Forget About The Colossal Himalayan Glaciers. They’re Rapidly Vanishing, Too.

The Himalayas pierce the sky. But they've been overshadowed.  The accelerated melting in the Arctic — the fastest warming region on Earth — and the Antarctic — home to the largest ice sheets on the planet — certainly...
Related topics: Arctic, Space

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This Glacier Has A Gigantic Cavity And That's Not Good For The Sea Level

Whether they're in your teeth or in an Antarctic glacier, cavities are a bad sign. The Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica has developed a cavity roughly two-thirds the size of Manhattan and about 1,000 feet tall, according to a NASA Jet Propulsion...
Related topics: Antarctica (science), NASA, Space

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A Tiny Dinosaur Relative Named The 'antarctic King' Has Been Discovered At The South Pole

Paleontologists have unearthed a new dinosaur relative in the rocks near the South Pole.  They named it Antarctanax shackletoni, or "Antarctic king." It was a carnivorous reptile about the size of an iguana that lived roughly 250...
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Scientific Discoveries

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Ocean Expedition To West Antarctic Ice Sheet Seeks To Reveal Climate History

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Amundsen Sea off Antarctica could play a pivotal role in future sea level rise, but many questions remain unanswered, scientists say.
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Antarctic Meltwater Streams Shed Light On Longstanding Hydrological Mystery

In one of the coldest, driest places on Earth, scientists have developed a possible answer to a longstanding mystery about the chemistry of streamflow, which may have broad implications for watersheds and water quality around the world.

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City-sized 1,000-foot Deep Cavity Found In Glacier, Warns Nasa, Signaling 'rapid Decay' Of...

Julia Conley, staff writerNASA scientists were startled when a recent exploratory mission revealed a huge and rapidly-growing cavity on the underside of one of Antaractica's glaciers—signaling that the ice mass has been melting much faster than...
Related topics: NASA, Space

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Iguana-sized Reptile Dubbed ‘antarctic King’ Ruled Continent Before Dinosaurs Emerged

During the early years of the Triassic Era, the continent we now know as Antarctica was a forested area with a warm climate so different from the frozen conditions of present day. The location was also home to a diverse variety of prehistoric...
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Antarctica (science)

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Antarctic Meltwater Streams Shed Light On Longstanding Hydrological Mystery

In one of the coldest, driest places on Earth, CU Boulder scientists have developed a possible answer to a longstanding mystery about the chemistry of streamflow, which may have broad implications for watersheds and water quality around the world.

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The Cold War? Msnbc’s Maddow Warns Russia Could Attack Us During Polar Vortex

With the polar vortex plunging temperatures in the continental US to Antarctic lows, losing heat could be a matter of life and death. Never one to miss a trick, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow took the opportunity to remind viewers to be afraid of Russia as...
Related topics: MSNBC, Russia

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Scientists Use Hot Water To ‘drill’ A Hole A Mile Deep In The Antarctic

A team from the British Antarctic Survey have successfully drilled a hole more than one mile deep in West Antarctic, hoping to uncover more information about the effects of climate change. The post Scientists use hot water to ‘drill’ a...
Related topics: Polls

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Scientists Just Drilled The Deepest Hole Ever In Western Antarctica, Going 2 Kilometers Down...

A team of British scientists has successfully drilled the deepest hole ever in Western Antarctica. The hole is about 2.1 kilometers deep — about four times taller than the Sears Tower. It took an 11-person team from the British Antarctic...
Related topics: Antarctica (science), Polls

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Nasa Finds Massive Anomaly In Antarctica, Sparks Conspiracy Theories

The massive asteroid impact crater, discovered by scientists below the Antarctic ice sheet via satellite observation, may well be linked to the worst extinction event in the earth’s history known as the Great Dying.
Related topics: NASA, Space, Antarctica (science), Conspiracy Theories, Asteroids, Scientific Discoveries, Satellites

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Antarctic Krill Population Contracts Southward As Polar Oceans Warm

The population of Antarctic krill, the favorite food of many whales, penguins, fish and seals, shifted southward during a recent period of warming in their key habitat, researchers report.

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