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Operation IceBridge: Watching The Birth Of An Iceberg
2011-11-03 04:41:08

After discovering an emerging crack that cuts across a floating ice shelf, NASA's Operation IceBridge has flown a follow-up mission and made the first-ever detailed airborne measurements of a major iceberg calving in progress.

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2011-08-08 12:33:32

A NASA scientist and her colleagues were able to observe for the first time the power of an earthquake and tsunami to break off large icebergs a hemisphere away.

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2011-08-08 05:15:00

A plan to tow massive icebergs from the polar ice caps to countries suffering from severe drought conditions, first suggested and dismissed four decades ago, could actually be a feasible way to bring water to those who need it most.

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2011-07-12 11:00:00

Some of the last images from ESA’s ERS-2 satellite have revealed rapidly changing glacial features in Greenland.

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2011-07-09 10:20:00

Some of the last images from ESA’s ERS-2 satellite have revealed rapidly changing glacial features in Greenland.

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2011-05-26 10:16:06

A team of scientists from the University of Sheffield and Bangor University have used a computer climate model to study how freshwater entering the oceans at the end of the penultimate Ice Age 140,000 years ago affected the parts of the ocean currents that control climate.

2011-05-20 13:06:42

The research vessel Polarstern of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association will arrive back at its homeport of Bremerhaven after a seven-month expedition on Friday, 20 May.

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2011-05-12 14:40:00

The first comprehensive study of the biological effects of Antarctic icebergs shows that they fertilize the Southern Ocean, enhancing the growth of algae that take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then, through marine food chains, transfer carbon into the deep sea.

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2011-03-27 11:08:50

The passage of icebergs through surface waters changes their physical and biological characteristics.

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2010-12-15 13:20:00

Icebergs apparently head off to South Georgia when they are going to die.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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