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2019 Ozone Hole is the Smallest on Record Since Its Discovery

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Abnormal weather patterns in the upper atmosphere over Antarctica dramatically limited ozone depletion in September and October, resulting…
Researchers use vintage film to show Thwaites Glacier ice shelf in Antarctica melting faster than previously observed

September 3, 2019

Newly digitized vintage film has doubled how far back scientists can peer into the history of underground ice…
Glaciologists unveil most precise map ever of Antarctic ice velocity

August 1, 2019

Constructed from a quarter century’s worth of satellite data, a new map of Antarctic ice velocity by glaciologists…
Underwater Glacial Melting Occurring Much Faster Than Predicted

July 29, 2019

Underwater melting of tidewater glaciers is occurring much faster than previously thought, according to a new study by…
Ross Sea Floats Show Why Antarctica’s Largest Ice Shelf Melts Rapidly in Summer

July 23, 2019

A new study in Antarctic waters has found a significant decrease of salinity, or freshening of the seawater…
When it comes to climate change, don’t forget the microbes

June 19, 2019

Scientists are rightly focused on anticipating and preventing the major impacts that climate change will have on humans,…
First ICESat-2 Global Data Released: Ice, Forests and More

May 29, 2019

More than a trillion new measurements of Earth’s height – blanketing everything from glaciers in Greenland, to mangrove…
Study Uncovers Surprising Melting Patterns Beneath Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf

May 27, 2019

In a study published in Nature Geoscience a team of scientists, including glaciologists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at…
Antarctica’s Effect on Sea Level Rise in Coming Centuries

April 27, 2019

There are two primary causes of global mean sea level rise – added water from melting ice sheets…
Cometary surprise found inside meteorite

April 16, 2019

An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered encased inside a meteorite like…
Scientists set sail on expedition to investigate ‘Iceberg Alley’ off Antarctica

March 26, 2019

The 5.4 million-square-mile Antarctic Ice Sheet is the greatest mass of fresh water on Earth. If it all…
West Antarctica ocean drilling expedition will reveal climate history in region with significant ice loss

February 14, 2019

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Amundsen Sea off Antarctica could play a pivotal role in future…
A water quality mystery, solved in Antarctica

February 14, 2019

In one of the coldest, driest places on Earth, CU Boulder scientists have developed a possible answer to…
Iguana-sized dinosaur cousin discovered in Antarctica, shows how life at the South Pole bounced back after mass extinction

February 11, 2019

Antarctica wasn’t always a frozen wasteland. About 250 million years ago, it was covered in forests and rivers,…
Huge Cavity in Antarctic Glacier Signals Rapid Decay

January 31, 2019

A gigantic cavity — two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall — growing…
How penguins can stand on Antarctic ice for so long without freezing their feet off? They use one trick

January 27, 2019

Penguins spend months standing on freezing Antarctic ice. Not only they don’t have shoes, but their feet are…
Are tropical holidays bad for your evolution?

January 24, 2019

It turns out that the cold doesn’t make everything shrink, for some things it might actually help them…
Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch

January 16, 2019

Scientists have long speculated that our planet’s climate system is intimately linked to the Earth’s celestial motions. The…
Antarctica losing six times more ice mass annually now than 40 years ago

January 16, 2019

Antarctica experienced a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017, according to a study…
Second scientific balloon launches from Antarctica

December 31, 2018

Washington University in St. Louis announced that its X-Calibur instrument, a telescope that measures the polarization of X-rays arriving…
Unique Antarctic sledge for the transportation of large cargoes

December 28, 2018

Unique heavy cargo vehicle developed for Antarctic by St. Petersburg Polytechnic University engineers. Antarctica used only for peaceful…
Clouds with a chance of warming

December 21, 2018

Researchers from Argonne’s Environmental Science division participated in one of the largest collaborative atmospheric measurement campaigns in Antarctica…
Cosmic ray telescope launches from Antarctica

December 20, 2018

The eye of the tiger is flying high above Antarctica once again. Washington University in St. Louis announced…
Snow over Antarctica Buffered Sea Level Rise during Last Century

December 17, 2018

A new NASA-led study has determined that an increase in snowfall accumulation over Antarctica during the 20th century mitigated…
UW glaciologist gets first look at NASA’s new measurements of ice sheet elevation

December 17, 2018

Less than three months into its mission, NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, is already exceeding…
Adélie penguin nesting on the Antarctic Peninsula. Credits: Heather Lynch, Stony Brook University
Space Views of Penguin ‘Poo’ Yield Insights

December 12, 2018

Using satellite observations of Antarctica to search for penguin guano (poo) may not sound like the most exciting…
More Glaciers in East Antarctica Are Waking Up

December 11, 2018

East Antarctica has the potential to reshape coastlines around the world through sea level rise, but scientists have…
Models show natural swings in the Earth’s climate contribute to Arctic sea ice loss

November 6, 2018

Arctic sea ice loss in the last 37 year is not due to humans alone. New research by…
Antarctic Ocean CO2 helped end the ice age

November 2, 2018

The findings published in the journal Nature, found that CO2 was stored in the deep Southern Ocean during the last…
2 Rectangular Icebergs Spotted on NASA IceBridge Flight

October 24, 2018

Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest-running aerial survey of polar ice, flew over the northern Antarctic Peninsula on Oct. 16,…
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