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Latest West Antarctic Ice Sheet Stories

West Antarctica Deglaciation Began Much Earlier Than Thought
2013-08-15 10:21:16

One of the deepest ice cores ever drilled in Antarctica is revealing some interesting evidence about the southern continent’s turbulent past and the role Earth’s orbit played in the history of the ice ages.

2013-04-15 11:49:10

A new 1000-year Antarctic Peninsula climate reconstruction shows that summer ice melting has intensified almost ten-fold, and mostly since the mid 20th Century.

Antarctic Glacial Melt May Be Natural
2013-04-15 11:05:27

According to a new study, the dramatic glacial melt in Western Antarctica is due to natural variation and cannot be attributed directly to carbon emissions.

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

The uncertainty of future sea level rise is getting a little clearer thanks to research being conducted by a team of scientists.

New Model Assesses Extent Of Sea Level Rise By 2100
2013-01-07 09:01:17

Two professors with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have taken on a new approach to assess future sea level rise due to the world’s melting ice sheets.

West Antarctic Ice Sheet Warming Faster
2012-12-24 05:32:08

A portion of the Antarctic ice sheet is warming nearly twice as quickly as experts had previously believed, which could increase the region's future contribution to rising sea levels, a team of researchers from the Ohio State University has discovered.

Significant Technological Milestones Reached By Trio of Complex Antarctic Science Projects
2012-12-21 13:38:46

Three very large-scale, National Science Foundation-funded Antarctic science projects--investigating scientifically significant subjects as varied as life in extreme ecosystems, the fate of one of the world's largest ice sheets and the nature of abrupt global climate-change events--have recently each reached important technological milestones that will advance cutting-edge research.

Antarctic Ice Facing Changes By Fast-Flowing Glaciers
2012-09-19 14:14:23

A new study found that fast-flowing and narrow glaciers could trigger massive changes in the Antarctic ice sheet, inevitably adding sea-level rise and ice-sheet decay.

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2012-07-25 20:53:16

Scientists believe they have discovered a hidden rift valley that may be contributing to ice loss in West Antarctica.

Antarctic Octopus Provides Clues To Ice Sheet Collapse
2012-05-10 08:34:34

A joint team of UK and Australian researchers has found that two separate groups of Antarctic octopuses, from the Ross and Weddell seas on different sides of the continent, are almost genetically identical.


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quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.