Engineering team heads to Antarctica to explore hidden lake
Next week a British engineering team heads off to Antarctica for the first stage of an ambitious scientific mission to collect water and sediment samples from a lake buried beneath three kilometres of solid ice. This extraordinary ...
Polar ice adding more to rising seas: study
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass at an accelerating pace, according to a new NASA-funded satellite study. The findings of the study -- the longest to date of changes ...
Antarctic research details ice melt below massive glacier
An expedition of international scientists to the far reaches of Antarctica's remote Pine Island Glacier has yielded exact measurements of an undersea process glaciologists have long called the "biggest source ...
Earth's sensitivity to climate change could be 'double' previous estimates, say geologists
The sensitivity of the Earth's climate to CO2 could be double what has been previously estimated, according to a statement issued by the Geological Society of London.
East Antarctica melting could be explained by oceanic gateways
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) in the Jackson School of Geosciences have discovered two seafloor gateways that could allow warm ocean water to reach the ...
Sea-level study shows signs of things to come
Our greenhouse gas emissions up to now have triggered an irreversible warming of the Earth that will cause sea-levels to rise for thousands of years to come, new research has shown.
GOCE reveals gravity dip from ice loss (w/ Video)
Although not designed to map changes in Earth's gravity over time, ESA's extraordinary satellite has shown that the ice lost from West Antarctica over the last few years has left its signature.
Antarctic sea temperatures cooled in Holocene but now rising: study
UN climate report: Key points (Update)
Highlights from a report issued by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Friday.
Neutrinos put cosmic ray theory on ice
(Phys.org) -- A telescope buried beneath the South Pole has failed to find any neutrinos accompanying exploding fireballs in space, undermining a leading theory of how cosmic rays are born.
Sea-level surge at Antarctica linked to icesheet loss
Sea levels around Antarctica have been rising a third faster than the global average, a clear sign of high meltwater runoff from the continent's icesheet, scientists said on Sunday.
Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains enigma unraveled in East Antarctica
The birth of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains buried beneath the vast East Antarctic Ice Sheet a puzzle mystifying scientists since their first discovery in 1958 is finally solved. The remarkably ...
Warming Antarctic seas likely to impact on krill habitats
Antarctic krill are usually less than 6 cm in length but their size belies the major role they play in sustaining much of the life in the Southern Ocean. They are the primary food source for many species of ...
Climate scientists discover new weak point of the Antarctic ice sheet
The Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf fringing the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, may start to melt rapidly in this century and no longer act as a barrier for ice streams draining the Antarctic Ice Sheet. These predictions ...