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Massive Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt Southern hemisphere climate changes

New findings published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) by Desert Research Institute...

Antarctic ice rift spreads

The rift in the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica now has a second branch, which is moving in the direction of the ice...

Researchers find seafloor valleys below West Antarctic glaciers

Glaciologists have uncovered large valleys in the ocean floor beneath some of the massive glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica. Carved...

West Antarctic ice shelf breaking up from the inside out

A key glacier in Antarctica is breaking apart from the inside out, suggesting that the ocean is weakening ice on the edges of the...

New study shows when Pine Island Glacier retreat began

Reporting this week (Wednesday Nov. 23) in the journal Nature an international team led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explains that present-day thinning and...

Antarctic mystery solved?

Tiny ocean fossils distributed widely across rock surfaces in the Transantarctic Mountains point to the potential for a substantial rise in global sea levels...

Ocean warming primary cause of Antarctic Peninsula glacier retreat

A new study has found for the first time that ocean warming is the primary cause of retreat of glaciers on the western Antarctic...

Opal discovered in Antarctic meteorite

Planetary scientists have discovered pieces of opal in a meteorite found in Antarctica, a result that demonstrates that meteorites delivered water ice to asteroids...

Deep, old water explains why Antarctic Ocean hasn’t warmed

The waters surrounding Antarctica may be one of the last places to experience human-driven climate change. New research from the University of Washington and...

Researchers in the Antarctic discover new facets of space weather

A team of National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported researchers at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) discovered new evidence about how the...

Scientists predict extensive ice loss from huge Antarctic glacier

Current rates of climate change could trigger instability in a major Antarctic glacier, ultimately leading to more than 2m of sea-level rise. This is the...

Six to 10 million years ago: Ice-free summers at the North...

An international team of scientists led by the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have managed to open a...

Geophysicist Questions Stability of Antarctic Ice Sheet


A professor in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences is joining the growing debate over the fate of the Robert Moucha, assistant professor...

New gravity dataset will help unveil the Antarctic continent

A unique dataset of gravity anomalies has been released for Antarctica representing a significant step forward in the investigation of the largest ice-covered continent...

World’s largest canyon? Under the Antarctic ice sheet

The world's largest canyon may lie under the Antarctic ice sheet, according to analysis of satellite data by a team of scientists, led by...

East Antarctic Ice Sheet has stayed frozen for 14 million yearsa

Antarctica was once a balmier place, lush with plants and lakes. Figuring out just how long the continent has been a barren, cold desert...

Geophysics could slow Antarctic ice retreat

The anticipated melting of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet could be slowed by two big factors that are largely overlooked in current computer...

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