Antarctic

Penguin Poo Images From Nasa Reveal Antarctic Ecosystem Changes

NASA’s satellite images of penguin guano, also known as poo, are helping scientists study the Adélie penguin’s diet and how dietary changes can impact the bird species in the future. On Tuesday, NASA announced […] The post Penguin...
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Ozone Depletion Increases Antarctic Snowfall, Partially Mitigates Ice Sheet Loss

Ozone layer depletion has increased snowfall over Antarctica in recent decades, partially mitigating the ongoing loss of the continent's ice sheet mass, new University of Colorado Boulder research finds.
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Video: Why Antarctic Fish Don't Freeze To Death

The notothenioid fishes that inhabit the Antarctic Ocean have evolved an unusual adaptation to living in icy waters.
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Inflation Theories Must Dig Deeper To Avoid Collision With Data

The BICEP telescope itself faces the Antarctic sunset and a very long, very cold winter. (credit: US Antarctic Program) It was not so very long ago (2014) that the world was shocked and amazed by the announcement that primordial gravitational...
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The Sort Of Status Report People Might Send Back From Mars

Astrobiologist Dale Andersen Antarctic Status Report 28 November 2018: Dive Hole Melting Issues "The hole melter was returned, but unfortunately it still does not work properly and we are unable to use it to make a dive hole or melt out the light...
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Antarctic Melting Slows Atmospheric Warming And Speeds Sea Level Rise

From Eurekalert Public Release: 19-Nov-2018 The research is the first to show how the melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will affect future climate University of Arizona As the Antarctic ice sheet melts, warming of the atmosphere will be delayed by...

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Antarctic Melting Slows Atmospheric Warming And Speeds Sea Level Rise

As the Antarctic ice sheet melts, warming of the atmosphere will be delayed by about a decade but sea level rise will accelerate, according to new University of Arizona-led research published online today in the journal Nature. The study is the...

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Eleven Seal Species Narrowly Escape Extinction

Population geneticists at Bielefeld University and the British Antarctic Survey have found that eleven seal species only narrowly escaped extinction. Their study has been published today in Nature Communications.
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How The Antarctic Circumpolar Current Helps Keep Antarctica Frozen

The Antarctic Circumpolar Current, or ACC, is the strongest ocean current on our planet. It extends from the sea surface to the bottom of the ocean, and encircles Antarctica.
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Discovery Of High Geothermal Heat At South Pole

Scientists have discovered an area near the South Pole where the base of the Antarctic Ice Sheet is melting unexpectedly quickly. Using radar to look through three km of ice, the team found that some of the ice – covering an area that's twice the...
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Antarctic Temperatures Recently Plunged Close To The Theoretically Coldest Achievable On Earth!

Guest inconvenience by David Middleton This story was previously discussed here at WUWT… But, why wasn’t this headline news in the Washington Post, New York Times, etc.?  Yes… That was a rhetorical question. Ultralow Surface...

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Business As Usual For Antarctic Krill Despite Ocean Acidification

A new study has found that Antarctic krill are resilient to the increasing acidification of the ocean as it absorbs more C02 from the atmosphere due to anthropogenic carbon emissions. Krill are one of the most abundant organisms on Earth and a...

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Nasa Spots Massive Antarctic Iceberg Three Times The Size Of Manhattan

On Wednesday, scientists from Operation IceBridge, NASA’s airborne survey of polar ice, spotted a giant iceberg that broke off from Pine Island Glacier in Antartica. It was the  first time anyone has laid […] The post NASA Spots Massive...
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The 19th-century Antarctic Air Molecules That Could Change Climate Models

“Don’t forget to write!” Friends and loved ones bid adieu to members of the latest research team to begin the long trek to Antarctica this weekend. The goal of this latest expedition, which is scheduled to return mid-February, is to see...
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Far Fewer Lakes Below The East Antarctic Ice Sheet Than Previously Believed

Researchers recently assessed subglacial lakes detected by satellite, and found very little water. But if that's the case, what is the source of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet's massive ice streams?
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Despite Growing Larger This Year, Nasa Says The Antarctic Ozone Hole Is Healing

This year, the South Pole region of Antarctica was slightly colder than the previous few years, so the ozone hole grew larger. However, scientists from NASA have developed models to predict what the ozone layer would have looked like without the...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Ozone, Antarctica (science)

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China Boosts Antarctic Presence With Planned Permanent Airbase, Cites "strategic Needs"

China is set to significantly expand its presence in Antarctica as it takes the crucial step of establishing its first permanent airport and large landing strip close to its small research outpost, Zhongshan station. After nearly a decade of...
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Retracing The Antarctic Journey Of Henry Worsley

David Grann writes about the polar explorer Louis Rudd, who will attempt to complete the solo trek across Antarctica that killed Worsley, his close friend, in 2016.
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Two Rectangular Icebergs Spotted On Nasa Icebridge Flight

Operation IceBridge, NASA's longest-running aerial survey of polar ice, flew over the northern Antarctic Peninsula on Oct. 16, 2018. During the survey, designed to assess changes in the ice height of several glaciers draining into the Larsen A, B...
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That Rectangular Iceberg Nasa Found Is Weird As Hell, And It's Not The Only One

Flying 1,500 feet above the Antarctic coast, NASA scientists recently passed over a bizarrely straight-edged rectangular iceberg and snapped a picture of the floating slab.  While an intriguing image for the many of us who don't take aerial...
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