#antarctic




ice cave
The Antarctic is of course glaciated and very very cold, that is well understood. What is new is the realisation that it is not all a barren lifeless landscape, but instead contains niches where life has potentially gained a foothold in a rather surprising way. Hidden under the ice are Geothermal […]

Life In Warm Steamy Ice Caves Beneath Antarctica’s Glaciers



Last December I was writing about the widening rift that had been measured in the Larsen C Ice Shelf in the Antarctic by NASA’s #ICEBridge. I highlighted the inevitable – the breakup of the Larsen C ice shelf,  and pointed out that this was part of the on-going process that had […]

Larsen C has finally split – It is one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded ...


Hartmut Hellmer, Frank Kauker, Ralph Timmermann, and Tore Hattermann Alfred of the Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany, have published a new paper that focuses on the potential collapse of an Antarctic ice shelf. It is entitled “The Fate of the Southern Weddell Sea Continental […]

Antarctic: Irreversible ocean warming threatens the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf


The New York Times sent a team of four journalists and videographers to go with a Columbia University team to Antarctica late last year. They not only flew across the world’s largest chunk of floating ice in an American military cargo plane loaded with the latest scientific gear, but could also intermingle with the scientists for long […]

Antarctic Dispatches from reporters who went to see and film