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Getting to know the Getz Ice Shelf

As scientists and crew with NASA's Operation IceBridge mission prepared for a research flight on Nov. 5, 2016, the weather in Punta Arenas, Chile, was cold, wet, and windy. But when they reached their survey site in West ...

dateNov 11, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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How stable is the West Antarctic Ice Sheet?

A future warming of the Southern Ocean caused by rising greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere may severely disrupt the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The result would be a rise in the global sea level ...

dateFeb 09, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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The geography of Antarctica's underside

Planetary scientists would be thrilled if they could peel the Earth like an orange and look at what lies beneath the thin crust. We live on the planet's cold surface, but the Earth is a solid body and the surface is continually ...

dateDec 08, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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