Quantcast

Latest Ice sheet Stories

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).

9ad02426dc64b2f73b262b31ec66180a1
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.

9ff2027497c46a1b69930f0f4b65fa411
2010-07-28 07:19:48

Antarctica may not be the world's largest landmass -- it's the fifth-largest continent -- but resting on top of that land is the world's largest ice sheet.

4c9ad72583158ec150aef40ac8413b14
2010-07-12 09:46:04

NASA-funded researchers monitoring Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier report that a 7 square kilometer section of the glacier broke up on July 6 and 7.

b6b7091c5483f6c71ce38dcfd1031ad11
2010-06-30 07:05:00

To the untrained eye, University of Colorado at Boulder Research Associate Craig Lee's recent discovery of a 10,000-year-old wooden hunting weapon might look like a small branch that blew off a tree in a windstorm.

82aec68cce0e4a1e72545b620d98d5751
2010-06-21 06:00:00

A robotic yellow submarine that has been launched deep beneath the Pine Island Glacier has helped to solve a mystery about one of Antarctica’s fastest-melting glaciers, adding to unease about how climate change may lead to higher world sea levels.

8c75a24b0a6b21167d5a3440484750451
2010-05-18 13:25:00

Scientists from the University of Miami are surprised at how rapidly the ice is melting in Greenland and how quickly the land is rising in response.

32e496e1bfcafbfbe56956ef7bf653891
2010-04-28 13:36:49

Scientists have discovered that changes in the amount of ice floating in the polar oceans are causing sea levels to rise.

2010-03-18 13:48:00

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Operation IceBridge mission, the largest airborne survey ever flown of Earth's polar ice, kicks off its second year of study when NASA aircraft arrive in Greenland March 22.

0bbaf154f1c952dbc4b22dba636354c21
2010-03-18 14:21:04

NASA's Operation IceBridge mission, the largest airborne survey ever flown of Earth's polar ice, kicks off its second year of study when NASA aircraft arrive in Greenland March 22.


Word of the Day
bowerly
  • Large; stout; burly.
The word 'bowerly' is an alteration of 'burly'.