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2011-03-09 08:45:00

Ice sheets have been losing mass at an accelerated rate over the past two decades, and these changes could soon become the dominant contributor to rising global sea levels, a NASA-funded study has discovered.

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2011-03-04 08:27:41

An international team of scientists working in the most remote parts of Antarctica have discovered that masses of ice form underneath the ice sheet instead of on top.

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2011-02-02 21:37:51

A research project completes drilling for the year, reaching two miles below West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

2011-01-21 00:00:48

High-Resolution Video, Photos Available Upon Request New York (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011 New research shows that 2010 set new records for the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet, expected to be a major contributor to projected sea level rises in coming decades. "This past melt season was exceptional, with melting in some areas stretching up to 50 days longer than average,” said Dr.

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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.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.