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Ice sheets of the last ice age seeded the ocean with silica

August 14, 2018

Silica is needed by a group of marine algae (the microscopic plants of the oceans) called diatoms, who…
Snowfall patterns may provide clues to Greenland Ice Sheet

April 16, 2018

The Greenland Ice Sheet is melting, discharging hundreds of billions of tons of water into the ocean each…
New model helps predict regional and seasonal sea ice extent

May 29, 2017

Scientists have developed a new method to forecast the extent of sea ice in some regions of the…
Sea-level rise from Antarctic ice sheet could double

April 7, 2016

An ice sheet model that includes previously underappreciated processes indicates that sea level may rise almost 50 feet…
Warming ocean water undercuts Antarctic ice shelves

March 15, 2016

“Upside-down rivers” of warm ocean water threaten the stability of floating ice shelves in Antarctica, according to a…
Major collapse of ice shelf as tall as Tokyo Sky Tree

February 26, 2016

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have demonstrated for the first time that the Ross Ice Shelf, the…
Research shows reality of runaway ice loss in Antarctica

November 30, 2015

In a new study led by Victoria University of Wellington, UNSW researchers have revealed the potential for runaway ice loss…
Climate Change is Moving Mountains, Research Says

November 6, 2015

For millions of years global climate change has altered the structure and internal movement of mountain ranges, but…
Wave Vibrations Shaking Antarctic Ice Shelves

October 3, 2015

A Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego-led research team found evidence that ocean wave energy generated thousands…
International research team to explore whether the loss of CO2 caused earth to cool three million years ago

September 30, 2015

Scientists at the University of Rochester expect to learn more about the role of CO2 in climate change…
Study finds surprisingly high geothermal heating beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet

July 17, 2015

The amount of heat flowing toward the base of the West Antarctic ice sheet from geothermal sources deep…
Surprisingly high geothermal heating revealed beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet

July 13, 2015

The amount of heat flowing toward the base of the West Antarctic ice sheet from geothermal sources deep…
Dramatic ice sheet collapse 135 thousand years ago triggered strong global climate change

June 11, 2015

An international team of scientists has found that the climatic events that ended the ice age before last…
A check on runaway lake drainage

June 4, 2015

Each summer, Greenland’s ice sheet — the world’s second-largest expanse of ice, measuring three times the size of…
The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

December 19, 2014

The Greenland Ice Sheet is ready for its close-up. The highest-resolution satellite images ever taken of that region…
Rising sea levels of 1.8 meters in worst-case scenario

October 15, 2014

The climate is getting warmer, the ice sheets are melting and sea levels are rising – but how…
Past climate change and continental ice melt linked to varying CO2 levels

October 15, 2014

Scientists at the Universities of Southampton and Cardiff have discovered that a globally warm period in Earth’s geological…
Antarctica could raise sea level faster than previously thought

August 14, 2014

Ice discharge from Antarctica could contribute up to 37 centimeters to the global sea level rise within this…
Researchers develop the first comprehensive map of geology beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet

April 11, 2014

An international research team has generated the first comprehensive map of geology beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet…
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