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Massive Iceberg Could Disrupt Shipping Lanes In The Southern Ocean
2014-04-23 08:56:59

An iceberg previously said to be more than eight times the size of Manhattan could soon disrupt shipping lanes as it moves well outside of Pine Island Bay in Antarctica.

2014-03-03 12:22:07

Thirty-two have been called, but which will be chosen? NASA's Earth Observatory is hosting the second annual Tournament Earth, a reader-driven competition to choose the previous year's top NASA image of our planet.

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2014-02-21 04:41:24

Previous instances of rapid thinning of Pine Island Glacier suggests that current ice loss in the Antarctic could continue for several more decades, a team of geologists from the US, UK and Germany report in this week’s edition of the journal Science.

British Antarctic Survey To Launch Long-Term Survey Of Pine Island Glacier
2013-09-09 10:34:32

An ambitious science mission is about to begin in Antarctica, with team members from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) looking to understand why the continent’s Pine Island Glacier (PIG), located on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is rapidly diminishing.

2012-10-12 12:16:50

Scientists and flight crew members with Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne mission to study Earth's changing polar ice, are beginning another campaign over Antarctica.

Image 1 - West Antarctic Ice Shelves Tearing Apart at the Seams
2012-03-28 04:31:05

A new study examining nearly 40 years of satellite imagery has revealed that the floating ice shelves of a critical portion of West Antarctica are steadily losing their grip on adjacent bay walls, potentially amplifying an already accelerating loss of ice to the sea.

Operation IceBridge: Flying Through A Crack On The Ice
2012-03-01 10:19:05

In October 2011, researchers flying in NASA’s Operation IceBridge campaign made the first-ever detailed, airborne measurements of a major iceberg calving event while it was in progress.

Spectacular Photos Show Birth Of World’s Biggest Iceberg
2012-02-03 06:07:52

Breathtaking images taken from outer-space by NASA's Operation IceBridge -- the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown -- reveal a 19-mile long, 195 ft.-deep crack across a floating ice shelf in Antarctica that could produce the world’s largest iceberg.

Researchers To Drill Beneath Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf
2011-11-10 04:49:24

Researchers will travel next month to one of Antarctica's most active, remote and harsh spots to determine how changes in the waters circulating under an active ice sheet are causing a glacier to accelerate and drain into the sea.


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'.