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Seals help plug Antarctic water mystery

Elephant seals have helped scientists to demonstrate that fresh water from Antarctic's melting ice shelves slows the processes responsible for the formation of deep-water ocean currents that regulate global temperatures.

dateAug 24, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Acquiring ice measurements from space

The satellite age has revolutionised our understanding of Earth, giving us accurate information to help critical agreements on climate change such as at the current COP21 conference in Paris. Diminishing polar ice is one ...

dateDec 14, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Global cloud fraction map of Earth

Decades of satellite observations and astronaut photographs show that clouds dominate space-based views of Earth. One study based on nearly a decade of satellite data estimated that about 67 percent of Earth's surface is ...

dateMay 11, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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