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Earth Sciences Apr 11, 2019

Warm winds in autumn could strain Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf

The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of Earth's coldest continent, making it particularly vulnerable to a changing global climate. Surface melting of snow and ice initiated the breakup of the peninsula's northernmost ...

Earth Sciences Apr 05, 2019

Large Antarctic ice shelf, home to a UK research station, is about to break apart

Glaciology experts have issued evidence that a large section of the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, which is home to the British Antarctic Survey's Halley Research Station, is about break off.

Earth Sciences Jan 03, 2013

Study: Portions of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet are warming twice as fast as previously thought

(Phys.org)—A new study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) finds that the western part of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought.

Earth Sciences Dec 23, 2012

Research shows rapid warming on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

In a discovery that raises further concerns about the future contribution of Antarctica to sea level rise, a new study finds that the western part of the ice sheet is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously ...

Feb 25, 2007

Antarctic marine explorers reveal first biological changes after collapse of polar ice shelves

Once roofed by ice for millennia, a 10,000 square km portion of the Antarctic seabed represents a true frontier, one of Earth's most pristine marine ecosystems, made suddenly accessible to exploration by the collapse of the ...

Earth Sciences Jul 19, 2018

New study puts a figure on sea-level rise following Antarctic ice shelves' collapse

An international team of scientists has shown how much sea level would rise if Larsen C and George VI, two Antarctic ice shelves at risk of collapse, were to break up. While Larsen C has received much attention due to the ...

Earth Sciences May 12, 2015

New study shows Antarctic ice shelf is thinning from above and below

A decade-long scientific debate about what's causing the thinning of one of Antarctica's largest ice shelves is settled this week (Wednesday 13 May) with the publication of an international study in the journal The Cryosphere.

Earth Sciences Jun 01, 2017

Giant iceberg poised to snap off from Antarctica: scientists

An expanse of ice roughly the size of Delaware is close to breaking off from the warming Antarctic ice shelf to form one of the world's largest-ever icebergs, scientists said Thursday.

Earth Sciences Jan 06, 2017

Giant iceberg set to calve from Larsen C ice shelf

A huge iceberg, roughly the size of Norfolk, looks set to break away from the Larsen C ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula.  Larsen C is more than twice the size of Wales. Satellite observations from December 2016 show ...

Earth Sciences Dec 07, 2012

Massive crevasses and bendable ice affect stability of Antarctic ice shelf, research team finds

Gaping crevasses that penetrate upward from the bottom of the largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula make it more susceptible to collapse, according to University of Colorado Boulder researchers who spent ...

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