Search results for Antarctic Larsen

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 Feb 13, 2019

Surface lakes cause Antarctic ice shelves to 'flex'

The filling and draining of meltwater lakes has been found to cause a floating Antarctic ice shelf to flex, potentially threatening its stability.

Earth Sciences Feb 28, 2019

Thousands of tiny quakes shake Antarctic ice at night

Stay overnight on an Antarctic ice shelf, and you may feel the shaking from thousands of tiny quakes as the ice re-forms after melting during the day.

Earth Sciences Feb 13, 2019

Ice shelves buckle under weight of meltwater lakes

For the first time, a research team co-led by CIRES-based scientists, has directly observed an Antarctic ice shelf bending under the weight of ponding meltwater on top, a phenomenon that may have triggered the 2002 collapse ...

Earth Sciences Mar 14, 2019

Sentinels monitor converging ice cracks

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission shows how cracks cutting across Antarctica's Brunt ice shelf are on course to truncate the shelf and release an iceberg about the size of Greater London – it's just a matter of time.

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 ...

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