Scientists have discovered active volcano heat source under Antartica's fastest-moving and melting glacier – Pine Island Glacier. The surprising find, published recently in Nature Communications, offers insight into the movement and melting of the Pine Island…
A new study has found the glacier bounding the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is breaking apart from the inside out. The Pine Island Glacier, one of the glaciers which will probably rapidly retreat, forms an important part of the ice shelf of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet….
According to a new study led by researchers at the University of California (US), Sanza Cruz have found that the amount of heat flowing toward the base of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet from geothermal sources deep within the Earth is surprisingly high.The results of the
A new study suggests that current conditions in the ocean around Antarctica could led to the rapid melting of Antarctic ice and an abrupt 3-4 meter rise in global sea level. Warming in parts of Antarctica is causing land-based ice to melt, adding massive amounts of
Three years of measurements by ESA's "CryoSat" satellite show that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is estimated to be losing over 150 cubic kilometers of ice each year which is considerably more than when last surveyed.CryoSat observes Earth with a radar alti
In October, after 16 years of planning a 12-man team of British scientists, engineers and support staff will go deep into the heart of the frozen continent to collect samples of water and sediments from an ancient lake buried beneath ice to reveal vital secrets