An increase of just 1-2 degrees Celsius in shallow waters on the West Antarctic Peninsula has radically reduced marine diversity, a new study revealed.
On King George Island in Antarctica, the thunderous sound of ice sliding off the Fourcade Glacier and crashing into the icy water bordering Argentina’s Carlini research base serves as a daily reminder of a warming climate.
In the remote reaches of Antarctica, the South Pole Observatory carbon dioxide observing station cleared 400 ppm ending the first half of year, according to an announcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently. That’s the first time it’s passed that level in 4 million years (no, that’s not a typo).
An elephant seal from Antarctica recently appeared in the Costa Verde due to a slight cooling of the coast.
Upside-down rivers of warming ocean water are a threat to the stability of floating ice shelves in Antarctica, according to a new report from the University of Colorado’s National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis Adeliae) numbers exploded in East Antarctica at the end of the last ice age, according to research published today in BMC Evolutionary Biology.
While it’s no secret that much of the Antarctic Peninsula is rapidly melting, scientists were disappointed when they recently found that a previously stable region of Antarctica is experiencing rapid ice loss – so much so that it is even affecting Earth’s gravity field.
Researchers ‘weighed’ Antarctica’s ice sheet using gravitational satellite data and found that during the past decade, Antarctica’s massive ice sheet lost twice the amount of ice in its western portion compared with what it accumulated in the east.
Sea level eventually could rise by at least 11 feet for residents living in the Northern Hemisphere because of a shrinking glacier in the Antarctic, a new science paper revealed recently.
Sea ice increases in Antarctica do not make up for the accelerated Arctic sea ice loss of the last decades, a new NASA study finds.
Sea ice surrounding Antarctica reached a new record high extent this year, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record to map sea ice extent in the late 1970s.
A report released recently shows that the world’s ice sheets are melting faster than ever previously recorded, losing about 500 cubic kilometers of ice per year.
Areas of the glacier that sit near geologic features thought to be volcanic are melting faster than regions farther away from hotspots, said Dustin Schroeder, the study’s lead author and a geophysicist at the University of Texas at Austin.
Antarctica is one of the most pristine environments on Earth, but it’s wrestling with a pollution problem. And the very people who are working hardest to protect the continent are responsible.
The recently observed increase in summer sea-ice cover in Antarctica’s Ross Sea is likely to be short-lived, according to the findings of a new study that warns that the area will be largely ice-free by 2100.