News tagged with glacier ice

Ocean currents speed melting of Antarctic ice

Stronger ocean currents beneath West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf are eroding the ice from below, speeding the melting of the glacier as a whole, according to a new study in Nature Geoscience. A growing cavity ...

dateJun 26, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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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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Greenland ice flow likely to speed up

Flow of the Greenland Ice Sheet is likely to speed up in the future, despite a recent slowdown, because its outlet glaciers slide over wet sediment, not hard rock, new research based on seismic surveys has confirmed. This ...

dateAug 16, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Saying goodbye to glaciers

Glaciers around the world are disappearing before our eyes, and the implications for people are wide-ranging and troubling, Twila Moon, a glacier expert at the University of Colorado Boulder, concludes in a Perspectives piece ...

dateMay 11, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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