Dramatic drop in Antarctic Sea Ice

Antarctic Sea Ice

You might, or perhaps might not have seen some of the stories regarding the sudden drop in the amount of Antarctic sea ice. As an example, the UK’s Guardian reports on 2nd July 2019 … ‘Precipitous’ fall in Antarctic sea ice since 2014 revealed Plunge is far faster than in Arctic and may lead to … Read moreDramatic drop in Antarctic Sea Ice

Record Low Sea Ice in Antarctica

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Since the 1970s we have a very accurate measurement via satellites of what is going on with the extent of the sea ice in both the Arctic and also the Antarctic. It is actually possible to look even further back by using ships records, for example Cook encountered a wall of sea ice when searching … Read moreRecord Low Sea Ice in Antarctica

Study: East Antarctica ice sheet is becoming unstable

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In the East of Antarctica there are two ice sheets named “Totten” and also “Moscow University”. These together contain enough ice to raise sea level by as mush as five meters. There is a new study that has been published that used the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites to measure what is currently … Read moreStudy: East Antarctica ice sheet is becoming unstable

Can we delay future sea level rise?

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A new paper has been published that examines one possible means for delaying the inevitable sea-level rise that is happening. We know that sea level is rising and that the rate of that sea level rise is accelerating. We also understand the reason why it is happening. The cause is human generated fossil fuel emissions of … Read moreCan we delay future sea level rise?

Antarctic Ice and Three very scary words “We don’t know”

There are some things we do know. For example we know that if all the ice in the Antarctic melted then sea level will rise by about 200 feet (60 meters). So how far above sea level is your house? Actually no, you don’t need to personally worry about waking up tomorrow and finding a super-high … Read moreAntarctic Ice and Three very scary words “We don’t know”

Race against time for raiders of the lost lake

As announced by nature today … Arguably the most exciting — and certainly the most controversial — scientific endeavour in Antarctica’s history is close to a breakthrough. A Russian drilling team is just metres away from reaching the water surface of Lake Vostok, the largest and deepest of the freshwater lakes hidden beneath Antarctica’s massive … Read moreRace against time for raiders of the lost lake