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Widespread permafrost degradation seen in high Arctic terrain
Rapid changes in terrain are taking place in Canada's high Arctic polar deserts due to increases in summer air temperatures. (2019-05-23)
A family of comets reopens the debate about the origin of Earth's water
Where did the Earth's water come from? Although comets, with their icy nuclei, seem like ideal candidates, analyses have so far shown that their water differs from that in our oceans. (2019-05-23)
Russian scientists discover one of the mechanisms of water formation on the moon
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have discovered one of the mechanisms for how water forms on the moon. (2019-05-23)
Climate change affects the genetic diversity of a species
What effects does climate change have on the genetic diversity of living organisms? (2019-05-23)
Massive Martian ice discovery opens a window into red planet's history
Newly discovered layers of ice buried a mile beneath Mars' north pole are the remnants of ancient polar ice sheets and could be one of the largest water reservoirs on the planet, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arizona. (2019-05-22)
Unexpected observation of ice at low temperature, high pressure questions water theory
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory studying super-cold states of water discovered a pathway to the unexpected formation of dense, crystalline phases of ice thought to exist beyond Earth's limits. (2019-05-22)
New insights about carbon and ice could clarify inner workings of Earth, other planets
Two new studies show how carbon and ice, key planetary ingredients, take on exotic forms that could help researchers better understand the inner workings of Earth and other planets across the galaxy. (2019-05-22)
Melting small glaciers could add 10 inches to sea levels
A new review of glacier research data paints a picture of a future planet with a lot less ice and a lot more water. (2019-05-22)
River valleys helped shape current genetic landscape of Han Chinese
The Han Chinese are the world's largest ethnic group, making up 91.6% of modern-day China. (2019-05-21)
Climate change has long-term impact on species adaptability
Historic climate change events can have a lasting impact on the genetic diversity of a species, reveals a new study on the alpine marmot. (2019-05-20)
Gas insulation could be protecting an ocean inside Pluto
Computer simulations provide compelling evidence that an insulating layer of gas hydrates could keep a subsurface ocean from freezing beneath Pluto's icy exterior, according to a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. (2019-05-20)
Expert judgement provides better understanding of the effect of melting ice sheets
Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic, and subsequent sea level rise (SLR) this will cause, is widely recognised as posing a significant threat to coastal communities and ecosystems. (2019-05-20)
24% of West Antarctic ice is now unstable
In only 25 years, ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that a quarter of its glacier ice is now affected, according to a new study. (2019-05-16)
Study finds 24 percent of West Antarctic ice is now unstable
In only 25 years, ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that a quarter of its glacier ice is now affected, according to a new study. (2019-05-16)
Chewing gums reveal the oldest Scandinavian human DNA
The first humans who settled in Scandinavia more than 10,000 years ago left their DNA behind in ancient chewing gums, which are masticated lumps made from birch bark pitch. (2019-05-15)
Ice-sheet variability during the last ice age from the perspective of marine sediment
By using marine sediment cores from Northwestern Australia, a Japanese team led by National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) and the University of Tokyo revealed that the global ice sheet during the last ice age had changed in shorter time scale than previously thought. (2019-05-15)
Warming climate threatens microbes in alpine streams, new research shows
Changes to alpine streams fed by glaciers and snowfields due to a warming climate threaten to dramatically alter the types of bacteria and other microbes in those streams, according to new research. (2019-05-15)
New study boosts understanding of how ocean melts Antarctic Ice Sheet
An innovative use of instruments that measure the ocean near Antarctica has helped Australian scientists to get a clearer picture of how the ocean is melting the Antarctic ice sheet. (2019-05-14)
Traces of Roman-era pollution stored in the ice of Mont Blanc
The deepest layers of carbon-14 dated ice found in the French Alps provide a record of atmospheric conditions in the ancient Roman era. (2019-05-09)
Tsunami signals to measure glacier calving in Greenland
Scientists have employed a new method utilizing tsunami signals to calculate the calving magnitude of an ocean-terminating glacier in northwestern Greenland, uncovering correlations between calving flux and environmental factors such as air temperature, ice speed, and ocean tides. (2019-05-08)
OU study on explosive volcanism during ice age provides lessons for today's rising CO2
A University of Oklahoma-led study recently found that explosive volcanic eruptions were at least 3-8 times more frequent during the peak of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age (~360 to 260 million years ago). (2019-05-02)
New inspection process freezes parts in ice
The University of Cincinnati developed a novel approach that uses ultrasound to inspect additive-manufactured parts by freezing them in a cylinder of ice and exposing them to ultrasonic waves. (2019-05-01)
Almost half of World Heritage sites could lose their glaciers by 2100
Glaciers are set to disappear completely from almost half of World Heritage sites if business-as-usual emissions continue. (2019-04-30)
Rapid melting of the world's largest ice shelf linked to solar heat in the ocean
An international team of scientists has found part of the world's largest ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the overall ice shelf average, due to solar heating of the surrounding ocean surface. (2019-04-29)
Researchers find ice feature on Saturn's giant moon
Research team finds huge ice feature on Titan while trying to understand where Saturn's largest moon gets all of its methane. (2019-04-29)
GRACE mission data contributes to our understanding of climate change
Intended to last just five years in orbit on an experimental mission to measure changes in the Earth's gravitational fields, GRACE lasted over 15 years, providing unique insight into our global water resources, more accurate measurements of polar ice loss, ocean currents and the rise in global sea levels. (2019-04-29)
Ocean's 'seasonal memory' affects Arctic climate change
Researchers found out that the Arctic does not lose ice uniformly. (2019-04-29)
Clearing an icy windshield is about to get easier, says UBC engineer
Scraping an icy windshield can be a seasonal struggle for those that live in colder climates. (2019-04-26)
New approach to easier ice removal
Reducing the toughness, rather than the strength, between ice and the surface it covers is key to developing highly icephobic materials, a new study reports. (2019-04-25)
Accounting for ice-earth feedbacks at finer scale suggests slower glacier retreat
Accounting for the way the Antarctic ice sheet interacts with the solid earth below -- an important but previously poorly captured phenomena -- reveals that ice sheet collapse events may be delayed for several decades, at this major ice structure. (2019-04-25)
Ice-proof coating for big structures relies on a 'beautiful demonstration of mechanics'
A new class of coatings that sheds ice effortlessly from even large surfaces has moved researchers closer to their decades-long goal of ice-proofing cargo ships, airplanes, power lines and other large structures. (2019-04-25)
Uncovering Polynya: Research by NYU Abu Dhabi unravels 43-year-old mystery in Antarctica
A study led by NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Research Scientist Diana Francis has unraveled the four decade long mystery surrounding the occurrence of a mid-sea Polynya -- a body of unfrozen ocean that appeared within a thick body of ice during Antarctica's winter almost two years ago. (2019-04-24)
Reindeer adapt to climate change by eating seaweed
The arctic archipelago of Svalbard is already experiencing dramatic effects from climate change. (2019-04-24)
'Catastrophic' breeding failure at one of world's largest emperor penguin colonies
Researchers at British Antarctic Survey studying hi-res satellite imagery have discovered that emperor penguins at the Halley Bay colony in the Weddell Sea have failed to raise chicks for the last three years. (2019-04-24)
Early melting of winter snowfall advances the Arctic springtime
Early melting of winter snow is driving the early arrival of spring in parts of the Arctic. (2019-04-24)
Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy
Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice and land snow, will accelerate climate change -- and have a multi-trillion dollar impact on the world economy. (2019-04-23)
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change
On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. (2019-04-16)
Comet fragment discovered inside meteorite gives clues to the origin of the solar system
An international team including researchers from the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia at the Institute of Space Sciences (Spanish National Research Council-CSIC) has discovered a pristine comet fragment inside a meteorite. (2019-04-15)
North Atlantic warming hole impacts jet stream
The North Atlantic warming hole (NAWH), a region of reduced warming located in the North Atlantic Ocean, significantly affects the North Atlantic jet stream in climate simulations of the future, according to a team of researchers. (2019-04-15)
We now know how insects and bacteria control ice
in a paper published today in the Journal of the American Chemical Society University of Utah professor Valeria Molinero and her colleagues show how key proteins produced in bacteria and insects can either promote or inhibit the formation of ice, based on their length and their ability to team up to form large ice-binding surfaces. (2019-04-12)
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