Latest Climate of Antarctica Stories
US and British government researchers announced on Friday that climate change is quickly shrinking one Antarctic ice shelf, while another is disappearing and glaciers are melting faster than climate scientists originally predicted.
According to the UN Environmental Program, an enormous breakaway piece of Antarcticaâ€™s ice shelf could amplify the already significant effects of global warming in the region.
Experts reported on Friday that the amount of sea ice around Antarctica has grown in recent Septembers in what could be an unusual side-effect of global warming.
Four years of scientific research on ice core data, has brought to light the warming trend in West Antarctica, the worldâ€™s coldest climate.
A team of scientists from Cardiff Universityâ€™s School of Earth and Ocean Sciences and traveled to Africa to find new evidence of climate change, which helps explain some of the mystery surrounding the appearance of the Antarctic ice sheet.
researchers using 20 years of data from space-based sensors have confirmed that Antarctic snow is melting farther inland from the coast over time, melting at higher altitudes than ever.
The air over Antarctica is warming even faster than in other parts of the world, according to an analysis of 30 years of weather balloon data.
New results shed light on how Antarctica became the icy, barren continent that we know today. British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists have discovered that 30-50 million years ago, South America and Antarctica split apart very rapidly. This formed the Drake Passage and resulted in a major global cooling. The findings are published in the latest issue of Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
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