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First evidence of human-caused climate change melting the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

August 13, 2019

A new study reveals the first evidence of a direct link between human-induced global warming and melting of…
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…
New study underlines sea level rise in the Arctic ocean

July 18, 2019

The Arctic ocean are often not included in the global sea level estimation. This is partly due to…
Instability in Antarctic Ice Projected to Make Sea Level Rise Rapidly

July 10, 2019

Images of vanishing Arctic ice is jarring, but its potential contributions to sea level rise are no match for Antarctica’s,…
Warming Waters in Western Tropical Pacific May Affect West Antarctic Ice Sheet

June 19, 2019

Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the…
Going wireless in Greenland

June 18, 2019

Our warming world is melting the ice on top of glaciers, causing meltwater to trickle down through cracks…
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…
New climate models suggest that future sea level rise could be much lower than previously feared

February 14, 2019

Two papers published in Nature call into doubt recent predictions of imminent Antarctic ice sheet collapse. They are…
Greenland ice melting rapidly, study finds

January 23, 2019

Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought—and will likely lead to faster sea level rise—thanks to 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…
Antarctic melting slows atmospheric warming and speeds sea level rise

November 23, 2018

As the Antarctic ice sheet melts, warming of the atmosphere will be delayed by about a decade but…
What a sinking island can tell us about sea-level change and earthquakes

November 23, 2018

One of the most striking features of Santa Catalina Island, southwest of Los Angeles, is an absence. Unlike much…
Stanford scientists observe water storage, a missing piece that could help explain how glaciers move

October 18, 2018

Stanford scientists have revealed the presence of water stored within a glacier in Greenland, where the rapidly changing…
New cities may make millions more vulnerable to climate change

September 13, 2018

A forthcoming study of over a hundred new cities being built around the world suggests developers and planning…
Researchers expose the dirty secrets hidden under glaciers

September 6, 2018

UO researchers have found a way to account for how varying sediments underneath the world’s glaciers control how…
Study suggests buried internet infrastructure at risk as sea levels rise

July 17, 2018

Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the United States may…
Prolific Sea-Observing Satellite Turns 10

June 22, 2018

An international oceanography satellite that is tracking the ongoing rise in global sea level marks its 10th year…
Antarctica has suffered massive loss of ice since 1992

June 19, 2018

The study published in the scientific journal Nature show that ice loss from Antarctica has increased over the…
Coral reefs losing ability to keep pace with sea-level rise

June 14, 2018

Many coral reefs will be unable to keep growing fast enough to keep up with rising sea levels,…
International Antarctic glacier study to focus on sea level changes

May 8, 2018

The collapse of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica could significantly affect global sea levels, and University of…
Connection of sea level and groundwater missing link in climate response

April 5, 2018

About 250 million years ago, when the Earth had no ice caps and the water around the equator…
Geoengineering polar glaciers to slow sea-level rise

March 23, 2018

Previous discussions of geoengineering have looked at global projects, like seeding the atmosphere with particles to reflect more…
Sinking land will exacerbate flooding from sea level rise in Bay Area

March 12, 2018

Rising sea levels are predicted to submerge many coastal areas around San Francisco Bay by 2100, but a…
Interacting Antarctic glaciers may cause faster melt and sea level contributions

January 30, 2018

A new study shows that a large and potentially unstable Antarctic glacier may be melting farther inland than…
Wind, Warm Water Revved Up Melting Antarctic Glaciers A rock outcropping on Fleming Glacier.

September 20, 2017

A NASA study has located the Antarctic glaciers that accelerated the fastest between 2008 and 2014 and finds…
NASA/UCI Find Evidence of Sea Level ‘Fingerprints’

September 8, 2017

New research will aid in sea level projections Researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and…
NASA’s ICESat-2 Preps for Laser Tests

August 17, 2017

Lasers that will fly on NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, are about to be…
Rising sea levels will boost moderate floods in some areas, severe floods in others

June 9, 2017

Rising seas are making flooding more common in coastal areas around the country. Now, a new study finds…
Sea levels could rise by more than three metres, shows new study

April 27, 2017

Global sea levels could rise by more than three metres – over half a metre more than previously…
How an Ice Age paradox could inform sea level rise predictions

February 19, 2017

New findings from the University of Michigan explain an Ice Age paradox and add to the mounting evidence…
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