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Scientists Use New Approach to Reveal Function of Greenland’s Ice Sheet

MISSOULA – Findings from a large-scale ice drilling study on the Greenland ice sheet by a team of University of Montana and University of...

Global warming 5 million years ago caused sea levels to rise...

Global warming five million years ago may have caused parts of Antarctica's large ice sheets to melt and sea levels to rise by approximately...

Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciation

A team of U.S. and U.K. scientists has found geologic evidence that casts doubt on one of the conventional explanations for how Antarctica's ice...

Shimmering Water Reveals Cold Volcanic Vent in Antarctic Waters

The location of an underwater volcanic vent, marked by a low-lying plume of shimmering water, has been revealed by scientists at the National Oceanography...

Arctic Current Flowed Under Deep Freeze of Last Ice Age, Study...

During the last ice age, when thick ice covered the Arctic, many scientists assumed that the deep currents below that feed the North Atlantic...

Antarctic Polar Icecap Is 33.6 Million Years Old

Seasonal primary productivity of plankton communities appeared with the first ice. This phenomenon, still active today, influences global food webs. These findings, reported in...

Tropical air circulation drives fall warming on Antarctic Peninsula

The eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula, a finger of the southern polar continent that juts toward South America, has experienced summer warming of...

Sediment Cores From Russian Lake Hint At A Future Ice-free Arctic

An international team of scientists, led by Julie Brigham-Grette of the University of Amherst, has analyzed the longest continental sediment core ever collected in...

Underwater Antarctic Volcanoes Discovered in the Southern Ocean

Scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands.Using ship-borne sea-floor mapping...

Recent Antarctic Climate, Glacier Changes at the ‘Upper Bound’ of Normal

In the last few decades, glaciers at the edge of the icy continent of Antarctica have been thinning, and research has shown the rate...

Antarctica’s First Whale Skeleton Found With Nine New Deep-Sea Species

Mar. 18, 2013 — Marine biologists have, for the first time, found a whale skeleton on the ocean floor near Antarctica, giving new insights...

The Making of Antarctica’s Hidden Fjords

Antarctica's topography began changing from flat to fjord-filled starting about 34 million years ago, according to a new report from a University of Arizona-led...

Antarctic Scientists Discover 18-Kilogram Meteorite

An international team of scientists, working at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station, have discovered a meteorite with a mass of 18 kilograms embedded in...

Studying Ice Cores from West Antarctica

Studying Ice Cores from West Antarctica for Clues as to Why the Earth Began to Emerge from the Ice Age A slice of ice from...

Large Methane Reservoirs Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet, Study Suggests

The Antarctic Ice Sheet could be an overlooked but important source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, according to a report in the August...

Origins of Antarctica’s Ice-Covered Mountains Unraveled

Buried below more than a mile of ice, Antarctica's Gamburtsev Mountains have baffled scientists since their discovery in 1958. How did the mountains get...

Tohoku tsunami created icebergs in Antarctica

A NASA scientist and her colleagues were able to observe for the first time the power of an earthquake and tsunami to break off...

Sea level rise less from Greenland, more from Antarctica, than expected...

During the last prolonged warm spell on Earth, the oceans were at least four meters - and possibly as much as 6.5 meters, or...

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