East Antarctic Ice Sheet could be more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought
The world's largest ice sheet could be more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than previously thought, according to new research from Durham University.
1000-year Antarctic Peninsula climate reconstruction provides new insight into accelerating ice melt
A new 1000-year Antarctic Peninsula climate reconstruction shows that summer ice melting has intensified almost ten-fold, and mostly since the mid 20th Century. Summer ice melt affects the stability of Antarctic ...
New research sheds light on history of polar current
Research conducted by a team that included scientists from British Antarctic Survey reveals the ocean current moving around the South Pole flowed at much the same speed in the last ice age as it has done ...
New technology used to record Antarctic Ocean, ice temperatures
Half-mile long thermometers have been dropped through the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica that will give the world relevant data on sea and ice temperatures for tracking climate change and its effect on the glacial ...
Uncovering climate change clues in Antarctica's icy depths
New studies of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet have shown that climate change is having a more considerable impact than first thought.
Researchers head to coldest place on earth for global warming insight
Reed Scherer has heard the question: Why in the world does he devote his career to studying Antarctica, the coldest, windiest place on earth, a place that is 98 percent solid ice? Even his wife jokes that he could pursue ...
Scientists image vast subglacial water system under West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier
In a development that will help predict potential sea level rise from the Antarctic ice sheet, scientists from The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics have used an innovation in radar ...
Recent climate, glacier changes in Antarctica at the 'upper bound' of normal
In the last few decades, glaciers at the edge of the icy continent of Antarctica have been thinning, and research has shown the rate of thinning has accelerated and contributed significantly to sea level ...
Taking the pulse of an iceberg -- scientists simulate laser imaging for NASA missions
Monitoring glaciers and ice sheets is complicated work. They move and change shape. They melt.
More ice loss through snowfall on Antarctica
Stronger snowfall increases future ice discharge from Antarctica. Global warming leads to more precipitation as warmer air holds more moisture – hence earlier research suggested the Antarctic ice sheet ...
Poles apart: Arctic sea ice has shrunk but Antarctic sea ice has grown
A new study of satellite sea ice measurements shows that over the last 35 years there have been dramatic changes in sea ice cover around the world.
West Antarctic ice sheet 'could be more stable than thought'
Whether global warming may cause the giant West Antarctic Ice Sheet to melt and raise sea-levels by several meters is one of the most contested debates in climate science.
Rescue of icebound Antarctic ship faces setback
A Chinese icebreaker that was en route to rescue a ship trapped in Antarctic ice was forced to turn back on Saturday after being unable to push its way through the heavy sea ice.
Friction means Antarctic glaciers more sensitive to climate change than we thought
One of the biggest unknowns in understanding the effects of climate change today is the melting rate of glacial ice in Antarctica. Scientists agree rising atmospheric and ocean temperatures could destabilize ...