Latest Ice sheet Stories
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.
Researchers will travel next month to one of Antarctica's most active, remote and harsh spots to determine how changes in the waters circulating under an active ice sheet are causing a glacier to accelerate and drain into the sea.
The Greenland ice sheet can experience extreme melting even when temperatures don’t hit record highs, according to a new analysis.
An Antarctic lake hidden under 1.8 miles of ice in the western region of the continent could reveal what life on Earth looked like a million years ago and could narrow down the search for extraterrestrial life.
One of Canada's Arctic ice shelves has virtually vanished, and several others have diminished significantly over the summer.
An international team of scientists, led by Dr Stephen Barker of Cardiff University, has produced a prediction of what climate records from Greenland might look like over the last 800,000 years.
Researcher Alun Hubbard, of the Center for Glaciology at Aberystwyth University said he was rendered “speechless” when a glacier about twice the size of Manhattan he and his team have been tracking appeared close to breaking off.
During the last prolonged warm spell on Earth, the oceans were at least 20 feet higher than they are now.
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