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Polar tourists see an icy world melt

They go to paddle between glistening icebergs or ski on blinding white ice, but a rising number of polar tourists get to see something else, too: the monumental changes wrought by global warming.

date15 hours ago in Environment
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Climate is changing fast in West Antarctica

When the ship pulls up at Palmer Station each Antarctic spring, the arriving scientists glance up at the massive glacier that covers most of Anvers Island. It has been retreating about 7 meters per year, and this year is ...

dateNov 23, 2015 in Environment
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Analyzing Ross Ice Shelf radar data

The lines of data are slowly creeping across our Ross Ice Shelf GIS map and with each new line comes an improved understanding of Ross Ice Shelf. What can you learn from a 'snapshot' of data? The radar image above contains ...

dateNov 20, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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