British Antarctic Survey

Large iceberg breaks off Pine Island Glacier

Recent satellite images reveal a new 100-square-mile iceberg emerging from Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. The calving event did not come as a complete surprise, but is a troubling sign with regards to future sea level ...

dateSep 27, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Mysteriously warm times in Antarctica

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study of Antarctica's past climate reveals that temperatures during the warm periods between ice ages (interglacials) may have been higher than previously thought. The latest analysis of ice core records ...

dateNov 18, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Counting penguins from space

A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than was previously thought. The results provide an important benchmark for monitoring the impact of environmental ...

dateApr 13, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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