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2010-02-27 07:56:41

As ESA’s Mission Scientist for CryoSat, Mark Drinkwater’s role in supporting the preparation of the mission has been to ensure that the satellite and data processing systems are compatible with achieving the mission’s objectives of deriving accurate measurements of ice-thickness change.

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2010-02-16 06:05:00

According to studies released on Sunday, winds and currents that drive warmer water into fjords, where it carves out the base of coastal glaciers, are significantly eroding Greenland’s ice sheet.

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2010-01-14 14:15:00

In what might seem rather appropriate weather conditions, the CryoSat-2 Earth Explorer satellite has completed its journey to the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan, where it will be prepared for launch on February 25.

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2009-12-17 06:00:00

Global warming in this century might raise sea levels more than expected in future centuries, says a study that looked at what happened at a time when Neanderthals roamed Europe.

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2009-12-16 09:27:00

Researchers learning more about how water beneath glaciers contributes to ice loss.

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2009-12-15 06:20:00

A US government agency predicted the melting of the polar ice cap in the year 2030. However, climate guru Al Gore said at the UN climate conference on Monday that new computer modeling indicates this could happen as soon as 2014.

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2009-12-01 14:45:00

A major scientific report released on Tuesday showed that rapid ice loss in West Antarctica will likely contribute heavily to a projected sea level rise of up to 4.5 feet by 2100.

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2009-11-20 08:15:00

A new study of Antarctica's past climate reveals that temperatures during the warm periods between ice ages may have been higher than previously thought.

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2009-11-09 10:51:41

Large blooms of tiny marine plants flourish in Antarctic waters left exposed by the recent and rapid melting of ice shelves and glaciers around the Antarctic Peninsula.

2009-10-19 11:25:00

New ground measurements made by the West Antarctic GPS Network (WAGN) project, composed of researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, The Ohio State University, and The University of Memphis, suggest the rate of ice loss of the West Antarctic ice sheet has been slightly overestimated.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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