Antarctic

Tectonic Shift In Southern Ocean Caused Dramatic Ancient Cooling Event

New research has shed light on a sudden cooling event 34 million years ago, which contributed to formation of the Antarctic ice sheets.

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High-speed Internet Could Be Coming To Antarctica

McMurdo Station in Antarctica | United States Antarctic Program On a volcanic rock just off the coast of Antarctica, McMurdo Station is abuzz with scientific research this time of year. Run by the US National Science Foundation, the station...
Related topics: Antarctica (science), Volcanoes, National Science Foundation

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Antarctic Ice-sheet Destabilized Within A Decade

After the natural warming that followed the last Ice Age, there were repeated periods when masses of icebergs broke off from Antarctica into the Southern Ocean.
Related topics: Icebergs, Antarctica (science)

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Space Technology And Artificial Intelligence To Monitor Whale Mass Stranding Events

An international team of scientists led by British Antarctic Survey have published research today on using new technology to study mass stranding of whales from space and how the technology could be used to help protect populations.
Related topics: Polls

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Antarctic Penguin Turns Up In New Zealand After Swimming Nearly 2,000 Miles Off Course

The local resident who discovered the lost animal thought it was a "soft toy."
Related topics: New Zealand

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An Astrobiology Expedition To Antarctica

Astrobiologist Dale Andersen Antarctic Status Report 29 October 2021: Heading Back To Untersee Oasis "While at Untersee Oasis, we will continue our studies of Lake Untersee and it's stunningly beautiful and interesting ecosystem. This year we will...
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Antarctic Sea-ice Plays An Important Role In Regulating Earth's Energy Budget

When Earth's snow and ice cover melts, the reflectivity of Earth's surface—known as albedo—decreases. And when the albedo of Earth's surface decreases, a smaller share of sunlight is reflected back into space. As a result, more solar radiation...
Related topics: Solar Power

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Antarctic Ozone Hole Is 13th Largest On Record And Expected To Persist Into November

The 2021 Antarctic ozone hole reached its maximum area on October 7 and ranks 13th largest since 1979, scientists from NOAA and NASA reported today. This year's ozone hole developed similarly to last year's: A colder than usual Southern Hemisphere...
Related topics: Ozone, NASA, Space

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Where's Walrus? Climate Researchers Ask The Internet To Help Dig Through Satellite Photos.

We love a good photo hunt, and we love it even more when such a hunt can actually be helpful for scientific research.That's the premise of the "Walrus from Space" project. This partnership between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and British Antarctic...
Related topics: Satellites, Space, Science Photos

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A Freezing Antarctic Winter Shatters Records

Antarctica just logged its coldest winter on record, with average temperatures hitting a blustery -78 degrees Fahrenheit. Individual temperatures hit as low as -144 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the coldest South Pole winter since records began in...
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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'once-in-a Generation' Tardigrade Fossil Discovery Reveals New Species In 16-million-year-old Amber

They've famously survived the vacuum of space, and even returned to life after being frozen for decades in Antarctic moss. But as hard as it is to kill the bizarre microscopic animal, the tardigrade, it's harder to find one fossilized. In fact, only...
Related topics: Fossils, Paleontology, Scientific Discoveries

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Spring 2020 Arctic "ozone Hole" Likely Caused By Record-high North Pacific Sea Surface...

Unlike the Antarctic ozone hole that develops annually during austral spring (September, October, and November), Arctic ozone levels usually stay well above the ozone hole threshold.
Related topics: Arctic, Ozone

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Preserved Penguin Poop Reveals Past Antarctic Ocean Circulation Changes

Preserved penguin poop may be the key to connecting past Antarctic Ocean conditions and penguin populations, shedding light on how the birds and the region's ecosystem might fare as the climate changes.  

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Is America Hopelessly Behind In The Icebreaker Game?

Charlie Gao Icebreakers, arctic Having one heavy icebreaker shared between all polar missions in the Arctic and Antarctic is a big stretch on the U.S. Coast Guard’s fleet. Here's What You Need to Remember: We can see that the lower numbers of...
Related topics: Arctic

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Antarctic Ozone Hole Now 'larger Than Usual', Covering Entire Continent, Scientists Say

Ozone over the Antarctic region depletes through chemical reactions caused by solar energy every year during the Southern Hemisphere’s late winter, with the hole reaching its maximum size between mid-September and mid-October.
Related topics: Ozone, Solar Power

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Humpback Whales As Bioindicators Of Antarctic Mercury Pollution

A Griffith University-led study provided the first evidence of mercury accumulation in humpback whales and screened levels in other marine megafauna foraging in the Southern Ocean.

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Video: Why Ice Core Research Matters

Inside the New Zealand Ice Core Research Facility, scientists like Dr. Holly Winton from the Te Puna Pātiotio—Antarctic Research Centre at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington analyze ice core samples to understand how and why the...
Related topics: Science Videos

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Brrr… Arctic Sea Ice Melt The Lowest In 15 Years, Antarctic Sea Ice Above Average

Do you remember when AOC said we had only 12 years left on the planet due to “climate change”? Yeah… She’s an idiot. We’re going to be fine – and we don’t need to destroy the US economy to save the...
Related topics: Arctic, Space

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Climate Change Will Impact Antarctic Seal Species Differently

A New Zealand-led international study published today in Global Change Biology reveals how climate change may impact seals in one of the most remote ocean regions in the world, the Weddell Sea.

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Australia To Receive New Antarctic Icebreaker Nuyina, Reports Suggest

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A new Antarctic icebreaker, Nuyina, has set sail for the Australian port of Hobart from the Netherlands and will arrive in the country in six weeks, ABC News reported.

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