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January 6, 2014
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El Niño tied to melting of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier

Pine Island Glacier is one of the biggest routes for ice to flow from Antarctica into the sea. The floating ice shelf at the glacier’s tip has been melting and thinning for the past four decades, causing the glacier to … Continue reading

November 30, 2013
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‘Tiger stripes’ underneath Antarctic glaciers slow the flow

Narrow stripes of dirt and rock beneath massive Antarctic glaciers create friction zones that slow the flow of ice toward the sea, researchers at Princeton University and the British Antarctic Survey have found. Understanding how these high-friction regions form and … Continue reading

September 20, 2013
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Undersea mountains provide crucial piece in climate prediction puzzle

A mystery in the ocean near Antarctica has been solved by researchers who have long puzzled over how deep and mid-depth ocean waters are mixed. They found that sea water mixes dramatically as it rushes over undersea mountains in Drake … Continue reading

May 12, 2012
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Scientists Discover New Site of Potential Instability in West Antarctic Ice Sheet

AUSTIN, Texas — Using ice-penetrating radar instruments flown on aircraft, a team of scientists from the U.S. and U.K. have uncovered a previously unknown sub-glacial basin nearly the size of New Jersey beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) near … Continue reading

April 15, 2012
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The Emperor’s New Close-Up

U researchers map emperor penguin colonies by satellite Emperor penguins may be icons of the Antarctic, but they aren’t immune to disturbances in their environment. As climatic and other changes unfold, emperors may dwindle in numbers. But how to tell, … Continue reading

November 17, 2011
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Gamburtsev Mountains Enigma Unraveled in Interior East Antarctica

The birth of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains buried beneath the vast East Antarctic Ice Sheet – a puzzle mystifying scientists since their first discovery in 1958 – is finally solved. The remarkably long geological history explains the formation of the … Continue reading