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Sea Level Predictions Aided By New Antarctic Geological Timeline
2013-01-16 18:35:25

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The uncertainty of future sea level rise is getting a little clearer thanks to research being conducted by a team comprised of scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the Alfred Wegner Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the University of Tromsø. Their study, entitled ℠Grounding-line retreat of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet from inner Pine Island Bay´, is being published in this...

NASA's Operation Ice Bridge Off To A Productive Start
2012-10-17 22:13:54

NASA's Operation IceBridge got the 2012 Antarctic campaign off to a productive start with a land ice survey of Thwaites Glacier and a sea ice flight over parts of the Bellingshausen Sea. During the first few weeks of a campaign, IceBridge typically concentrates on sea ice before it begins to melt as spring temperatures rise, but as often happens in the field, the weather had other ideas. On Oct. 12, the IceBridge team met with meteorologists at the Punta Arenas airport to discuss...

Image 1 - Glacier Could Raise Global Sea Levels In 20 Years Less Than Thought
2011-10-27 11:53:03

Researchers said on Wednesday that an Antarctic glacier with the potential to raise global sea levels could speed up its retreat within 20 years. Columbia University researchers said the Thwaites Glacier is expected to speed up once it detaches from an underwater ridge it is currently attached too. The ridge appears to be slowing the glacier's slide into the sea, but the finding says the glacier is losing its grip on a previously unknown ridge. The researcher said this explains why...