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Will Climate Change Make The East Antarctic Ice Sheet More Vulnerable?
2013-08-29 05:41:31

New research from Durham University reveals the world’s largest ice sheet could be more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than previously thought.

Greenland Ice Sheet Is Melting From Below
2013-08-12 04:20:03

High heat flow from the mantle into the lithosphere is causing the Greenland ice sheet to melt from below, according to new research published in Sunday’s online edition of the journal Nature Geoscience.

Study Explains Surprising Acceleration Of Greenland's Inland Ice
2013-07-24 14:49:30

Surface meltwater draining through cracks in an ice sheet can warm the sheet from the inside, softening the ice and letting it flow faster, a new NASA-funded study finds.

Swamp-Like Water System Revealed Under Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier
2013-07-09 14:43:50

While using a innovative radar analysis method to accurately image the subglacial water system under West Antarctica's Thwaites Galcier, scientists discovered a swamp-like canal system beneath the ice.

First Greenland Test Passed By NASA’s Polar Robotic Ranger
2013-07-08 14:30:21

Defying 30 mph gusts and temperatures down to minus 22 F, NASA’s new polar rover recently demonstrated in Greenland that it could operate completely autonomously in one of Earth’s harshest environments.

Greenland Ice Sheet Had Record Melt In 2012 Due To Jet Stream
2013-06-17 13:50:43

According to University of Sheffield research, published in the International Journal of Climatology, unusual Jet Stream changes were behind record surface melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet last summer.

Basal Melt Responsible For Antarctic Ice Shelf Loss
2013-06-14 06:20:18

The majority of Antarctica’s ice loss is caused by warm ocean waters eating away at the undersides of ice shelves, not the sudden release and breaking away of ice masses from glaciers.

NASA's Operation IceBridge Mission Contributes To New Map Of Antarctica
2013-06-06 09:26:57

A new dataset called Bedmap2 gives a clearer picture of Antarctica from the ice surface down to the bedrock below.

Researchers Map New Jersey Sea-Level Changes Over Last 10,000 Years
2013-05-29 09:07:40

The public and policymakers alike were caught off guard when Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the US last fall. But the majority of the destruction came from the storm surge and flooding that followed the storm.

Organisms In 33.6 Million Year Old Ice Pack Evolved To Survive
2013-05-28 09:17:24

Researchers publishing a paper in the latest issue of the journal Science have found through Antarctic planktonic ice core examinations that the continental ice cap formed more than 33 million years ago.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.