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2010-12-16 12:44:46

Scientists have previously shown that West Antarctica is losing ice, but how that ice is lost remained unclear.

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2010-12-01 14:08:31

Southampton researchers have estimated that sea-level rose by an average of about 1 meter per century at the end of the last Ice Age, interrupted by rapid ‘jumps’ during which it rose by up to 2 and a half meters per century.

2010-11-10 08:31:41

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 pm EST on Monday, Nov 15, from Punta Arenas, Chile, to discuss the agency's Operation IceBridge.

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2010-10-29 14:10:40

Gravity field satellites observe for the first time the fluctuations of ice mass of the Antarctic ice sheet due to El Nino.

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2010-10-22 10:18:49

Scientists returned this week to the Southern Hemisphere where NASA's Operation IceBridge mission is set to begin its second year of airborne surveys over Antarctica.

2010-10-22 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists returned this week to the Southern Hemisphere where NASA's Operation IceBridge mission is set to begin its second year of airborne surveys over Antarctica.

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2010-09-15 08:44:16

NASA and European researchers have conducted a novel study to simultaneously measure, for the first time, trends in how water is transported across Earth's surface and how the solid Earth responds to the retreat of glaciers following the last major Ice Age, including the shifting of Earth's center of mass.

2010-09-01 14:24:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation IceBridge - a NASA airborne mission to observe changes in Earth's rapidly changing polar land ice and sea ice - is soon to embark on its fourth field season in October.

2010-08-31 20:26:44

A tiny marine filter-feeder, that anchors itself to the sea bed, offers new clues to scientists studying the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet – a region that is thought to be vulnerable to collapse(1).

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2010-08-08 22:33:37

A University of Delaware researcher reports that an 'ice island' four times the size of Manhattan has calved from Greenland's Petermann Glacier.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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