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Autonomous Machine Makes Over-ice Travel Safer
2013-03-04 11:09:54

A century after Western explorers first crossed the dangerous landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have successfully deployed a self-guided robot that uses ground-penetrating radar to map deadly crevasses hidden in ice-covered terrains.

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2010-11-04 11:32:00

Melt water flowing through ice sheets via crevasses, fractures and large drains called moulins can carry warmth into ice sheet interiors, greatly accelerating the thermal response of an ice sheet to climate change.

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2009-12-16 09:27:00

Researchers learning more about how water beneath glaciers contributes to ice loss.

2009-08-31 11:26:19

The conference showed that the Arctic climate is changing rapidly in a number of different ways

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2008-04-17 14:40:00

Scientists have uncovered a plumbing system for the Greenland ice sheet, where meltwater can penetrate thick, cold ice and accelerate some of the large-scale summer movements of the ice sheet.

2005-09-19 13:33:57

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Rescue workers battled with rough Antarctic weather on Monday in an effort to rescue two Argentine men who fell into a glacial crevasse believed to be at least 165 feet deep.


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