Latest Ice sheet Stories
Even if humankind manages to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit)--as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recommends--future generations will likely have to deal with a completely different world.
Researchers and flight crew with NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to study changes in polar ice, began another season of science activity with the start of the 2012 Arctic campaign on March 13.
Scientists are now predicting sea levels will climb another several inches -- or even a few feet -- by the year 2100, according to recent studies.
The seas are creeping higher as the planet warms.
The Greenland ice sheet is likely to be more vulnerable to global warming than previously thought.
In a new study led by researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder, scientists using NASA data have found that Earth’s glaciers and ice caps outside of the regions of Greenland and Antarctica are losing nearly 150 billion tons of ice annually.
New research into the Earth's paleoclimate history by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies director James E. Hansen suggests the potential for rapid climate changes this century, including multiple meters of sea level rise, if global warming is not abated.
Accelerated melting of two fast-moving outlet glaciers that drain Antarctic ice into the Amundsen Sea Embayment is likely the result, in part, of an increase in sea-surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean.
Scientists have created a detailed map called BEDMAP of Antarctica's rock bed that lies underneath its icy surface.