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December 7, 2019

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Vintage Film Shows Thwaites Glacier Ice Shelf Melting Faster Than Previously Observed

Newly available archival film has revealed the eastern ice shelf of Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is melting faster than previous estimates, ... read more

Stardust in the Antarctic Snow

The rare isotope iron-60 is created in massive stellar explosions. Only a very small amount of this isotope reaches the earth from distant stars. Now, a research team has discovered iron-60 in ... read more

Ice Sheets Impact Core Elements of the Earth's Carbon Cycle

The Earth's carbon cycle is crucial in controlling the greenhouse gas content of our atmosphere, and ultimately our ... read more

Microplastic Drifting Down With the Snow

Over the past several years, microplastic particles have repeatedly been detected in sea-water, drinking water, and even in animals. But these minute particles are also transported by the atmosphere ... read more
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Understanding Local Attitudes to Snow Leopards Vital for Their Ongoing Protection

Local people in the Nepal Himalayas value snow leopards as much for the potential personal benefits they gain from the animals' conservation as they do for the intrinsic value of this ... read more

Satellite Data Used to Calculate Snow Depth in Mountain Ranges

Bioscience engineers have developed a method to measure the snow depth in all mountain ranges in the Northern Hemisphere using satellites. This technique makes it possible to study areas that cannot ... read more

Information Theory as a Forensics Tool for Investigating Climate Mysteries

During Earth's last glacial period, temperatures on the planet periodically spiked dramatically and rapidly. A new article suggests that mathematics from information theory could offer a ... read more

Last Year's Extreme Snowfall Wiped out Breeding of Arctic Animals and Plants

In 2018, vast amounts of snow were spread across most of the Arctic region and did not melt fully until late summer, if at all. Researchers documented the consequences of this extreme weather event ... read more

Warm Ocean Water Attacking Edges of Antarctica's Ice Shelves

Upside-down 'rivers' of warm ocean water are eroding the fractured edges of thick, floating Antarctic ice shelves from below, helping to create conditions that lead to ice-shelf breakup and ... read more

Disappearing Peruvian Glaciers

It is common knowledge that glaciers are melting in most areas across the globe. The speed at which tropical glaciers in the Peruvian Andes are retreating is particularly alarming, however. In the ... read more

Laser Precision: NASA Flights, Satellite Align Over Sea Ice

The skies were clear, the winds were low, and the lasers aligned. In April, instruments aboard NASA's Operation IceBridge airborne campaign and the Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 ... read more

Northern Forests Have Lost Crucial Cold, Snowy Conditions

Winter conditions are changing more rapidly than any other season and researchers have found clear signs of a decline in frost days, snow covered days and other indicators of winter that could have ... read more

Thousands of Meltwater Lakes Mapped on the East Antarctic Ice Sheet

The number of meltwater lakes on the surface of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet is more significant than previously thought, according to new ... read more

Surface Melting Causes Antarctic Glaciers to Slip Faster Towards the Ocean

Study shows for the first time a direct link between surface melting and short bursts of glacier acceleration in Antarctica. During these events, Antarctic Peninsula glaciers move up to 100% faster ... read more

Greenland's Growing 'Ice Slabs' Intensify Meltwater Runoff Into Ocean

Thick, impenetrable ice slabs are expanding rapidly on the interior of Greenland's ice sheet, where the ice is normally porous and able to reabsorb meltwater. These slabs are instead sending ... read more

Early Start of 20th Century Arctic Sea Ice Decline

Arctic sea-ice has decreased rapidly during the last decades in concert with substantial global surface warming. Both have happened much faster than predicted by climate models, and observed Arctic ... read more

Deep Snow Cover in the Arctic Region Intensifies Heat Waves in Eurasia

Variations in the depth of snow cover in the Arctic region from late winter to spring determines the summer temperature pattern in Eurasia, according to new research. In particular, deeper-than-usual ... read more

Bacteria Feeding on Arctic Algae Blooms Can Seed Clouds

New research finds Arctic Ocean currents and storms are moving bacteria from ocean algae blooms into the atmosphere where the particles help clouds form. These particles, which are biological in ... read more

Arctic Could Be Iceless in September If Temps Increase 2 Degrees

Arctic sea ice could disappear completely through September each summer if average global temperatures increase by as little as 2 degrees, according to a new ... read more

Icebergs Delay Southern Hemisphere Future Warming, Study Shows

Future warming can accelerate the disintegration of the West Antarctic ice sheet. A large fraction of the ice will enter the Southern Ocean in form of icebergs, which melt and provide a cooling and ... read more

Back-to-Back Low Snow Years Will Become More Common

Consecutive low snow years may become six times more common across the Western United States over the latter half of this century, leading to ecological and economic challenges such as expanded fire ... read more

Underwater Glacial Melting Is Occurring at Higher Rates Than Modeling Predicts

Researchers have developed a new method to allow for the first direct measurement of the submarine melt rate of a tidewater glacier, and, in doing so, they concluded that current theoretical models ... read more

Robots Roaming in Antarctic Waters Reveal Why Ross Ice Shelf Melts Rapidly in Summer

A new study reveals how local factors influence the Ross Ice Shelf's stability, refining predictions of how it will change and influence sea rise in the ... read more

Geoscientists Discover Mechanisms Controlling Greenland Ice Sheet Collapse

New radar technology allowed geoscientists to look at Greenland's dynamic ice-ocean interface that drives sea level ... read more

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