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digital elevation models for Greenland and Antarctica
2014-08-21 06:00:57

Data from the European Space Agency's CryoSat-2 spacecraft has been used to map elevation and elevation changes in both Greenland and Antarctica by a team of researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany.

Finding Deepest Iceberg Scours To Date Provides New Insights Into Arctic’s Glacial Past
2014-08-13 03:02:09

Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), have found between Greenland and Spitsbergen the scours left behind on the sea bed by gigantic icebergs.

Key To Adaptation Limits Of Ocean Dwellers Uncovered By Scientists
2014-07-02 03:35:33

Alfred Wegener Institute The simpler a marine organism is structured, the better it is suited for survival during climate change. Scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, discovered this in a new meta-study, which appears today in the research journal Global Change Biology. For the first time biologists studied the relationship between the complexity of life forms and the ultimate limits of their adaptation to a warmer climate. While...

2013-10-30 10:39:33

The high cliffs of Eastern Siberia – which mainly consist of permafrost – continue to erode at an ever quickening pace.

Pleistocene Ice Sheet Evidence Uncovered
2013-10-01 04:53:02

Traces of large ice sheets from the Pleistocene on a seamount off the north-eastern coast of Russia have been discovered by a team of geologists and geophysicists from the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research.

Long-term Data Reveal Deep Greenland Sea Warming Faster Than The Global Ocean
2013-09-25 12:53:48

Recent warming of the Greenland Sea Deep Water is about ten times higher than warming rates estimated for the global ocean.

New AWI Thermal Imaging System Helps Researchers Protect Large Whales From Noise Around The Clock
2013-08-13 08:19:35

Pile driving during construction of wind farms and the use of airguns when searching for oil and gas unavoidably result in noise pollution in the surrounding area.

For Antarctic Clams Age Matters
2013-04-19 09:03:56

According to a new study, age matters for Antarctic clams when it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change.

New Chart Shows Entire Topography Of Antarctic Seafloor In Detail
2013-04-09 15:10:20

An international team of scientists has for the first time succeeded in creating a digital map of the entire Antarctic seafloor

Arctic Melt Ponds Are Forcing Rapid Sea Ice Loss
2013-01-18 15:16:11

Melt ponds, a favorite phenomenon among arctic photographers, are turquoise or dark blue pools of water that appear on ice floes during the Arctic summer.


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