Tag: Ice Shelves
3 time-lapsed photos show the incredible disintegration of the Filchner ice shelf in Antarctica. Within a 24-hour space, an area of sea ice larger than the state of Rhode Island broke away from the Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf and shattered into many smaller pieces. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites [...]
Scientists who study the melting of Greenland’s glaciers are discovering that water flowing beneath the ice plays a much more complex role than they previously imagined. Researchers previously thought that meltwater simply lubricated ice against the bedrock, speeding the flow of glaciers out to sea. Now, new studies have revealed that the effect of meltwater [...]
SYDNEY (Nov. 12) – A large iceberg was spotted off an island about halfway between Antarctica and Australia, a rare sight in waters so far north, Australian scientists said Thursday. Australian Antarctic Division researchers working on Macquarie Island, about 930 miles southeast of Tasmania, first saw the iceberg last Thursday about 5 miles off the [...]
Posted: November 13th, 2009 under Climate Change, Nature, Tipping Points.
Tags: Antarctica, Ice Shelves, icesheet loss, Ross Ice Shelf, sea level rise, Southern Ocean, Tipping Points, West Antarctic
Starting this month, a giant NASA DC-8 aircraft loaded with geophysical instruments and scientists will buzz at low level over the coasts of West Antarctica, where ice sheets are collapsing at a pace far beyond what scientists expected a few years ago. The flights, dubbed Operation Ice Bridge, are an effort by NASA in cooperation [...]
Posted: October 11th, 2009 under Climate Change, General, Nature, Negotiations, Tipping Points.
Tags: Antarctica, catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, global warming, Ice Shelves, icesheet loss, Larsen Ice Shelf, science, sea level rise, West Antarctic
British Antartic Survey have released the most comprehensive picture of the rapidly thinning glaciers along the coastline of both the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets has been created using satellite lasers. The findings are an important step forward in the quest to make more accurate predictions for future sea level rise. Reporting this week in [...]
Posted: October 9th, 2009 under Climate Change, General, Nature, Negotiations, Tipping Points.
Tags: arctic, catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, global warming, greenland, Ice Shelves, icesheet loss, science, sea level rise, West Antarctic
By Bob Williamson – Chair & Founder of the Greenhouse Neutral Foundation Should we claim eureka in Greek εὕρηκα!,” meaning “I have found it! the once ancient agreed principle of physics to be a conspiracy and a sham? Not that I am one to question the wider scientific community – well not often – well [...]
Posted: October 4th, 2009 under Climate Change, Foundation News, General, Nature, Tipping Points.
Tags: arctic, Climate Change, global warming, Ice Shelves, icesheet loss, Ross Ice Shelf, sea level rise, stop climate change, West Antarctic