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Study suggests current changes in the ocean around Antarctica could trigger steep rise in sea levels

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

October 06, 2014

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Giant trench discovered under Antarctic ice

UK scientists have discovered a giant trench under the ice in West Antarctica. The Ellsworth Trough trench is up to three kilometers deep and more than 300 kilometers long and up to 25 kilometers across (deeper than the Grand Canyon). The floor of this

January 18, 2014

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Three-year observation of West Antarctic Ice Sheet loss by CryoSat

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

December 12, 2013

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Japan earthquake sped up Antarctica ice stream

The 9.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan on Friday (March 11) and sent a tsunami travelling across the Pacific Ocean had another long-range effect: It momentarily caused a glacier in Antarctica to speed its flow, researchers have said.The Whillans glacier,

March 15, 2011