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Ice melt projections may underestimate Antarctic contribution to sea level rise

Thwaites Glacier, Antarctica, pictured in 2019. Credit: NASA Fluctuations in the weather can have a significant impact on melting Antarctic ice, and models that do not include this factor can…

2020 Antarctic Ozone Hole is one of the largest in recent years

2020 Antarctic Ozone Hole is one of the largest in recent years Just one year after we saw the smallest ozone hole since its discovery, 2020’s Antarctic ozone hole has…

Damage uncovered on Antarctic glaciers reveals worrying signs for sea level rise

Crevasses observed on Pine Island Glacier. These open fractures are a sign of structural weakening. Credit NASA A new study into the structural damage of two major Antarctic glaciers reveals…

Antarctic Ice Sheet to melt, raise sea levels by 8.5 feet even under Paris Agreement

Sept. 23 (UPI) — The Antarctic Ice Sheet will suffer irreversible ice loss raising ocean levels by 8.5 feet even if the world meets global warming goals laid out by…

Antarctic Glaciers Are Growing Unstable Above and Below Water

That study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, concludes that understanding how the ice field ruptures as it moves across the bedrock is vital to…

Two major Antarctic glaciers are tearing loose from their restraints, scientists say

The new findings, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, come from analysis of satellite images. They show that a naturally occurring buffer system that prevents…