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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)
Snake-inspired robot slithers even better than predecessor
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new and improved snake-inspired soft robot that is faster and more precise than its predecessor. (2019-04-22)
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)
Synthetic peptide can inhibit toxicity, aggregation of protein in Alzheimer's disease
A team led by researchers at the University of Washington has developed synthetic peptides that target and inhibit the small, toxic protein aggregates that are thought to trigger Alzheimer's disease. (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)
Warm winds in autumn could strain Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf
New research shows that the Larsen C ice shelf -- the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica -- experienced an unusual spike in late summer and early autumn surface melting in the years 2015 to 2017. (2019-04-11)
Driving a wedge into historic gaps of climate science
Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean. (2019-04-11)
Measuring iceberg production with earthquakes
An international team led by French researchers from the CNRS and Paris Diderot University came up with the idea of using earthquakes generated when icebergs break away -- felt hundreds of kilometres off -- to measure this ice loss. (2019-04-11)
Ice Ages occur when tropical islands and continents collide
Earth's steady state is warm and balmy, but half a dozen times over the past billion years, the planet developed ice caps and glaciers. (2019-04-11)
Water that never freezes
Can water reach minus 263 degrees Celsius without turning into ice? (2019-04-10)
New research reveals climate change secrets hidden in the Yukon permafrost
A study from U of T Mississauga uses new research techniques to reveal alarming information about climate change in Canada's north. (2019-04-10)
Retrieving climate history from the ice
In the context of a major European Union project, experts from 14 institutions in ten European countries have spent three years combing the Antarctic ice, looking for the ideal site to investigate the climate history of the past 1.5 million years. (2019-04-09)
More than 90% of glacier volume in the Alps could be lost by 2100
New research on how glaciers in the European Alps will fare under a warming climate has come up with concerning results. (2019-04-09)
The oldest ice on Earth may be able to solve the puzzle of the planet's climate history
A European research consortium, in which the University of Bern is involved in, wants to drill a 1.5 million year old ice core in Antarctica. (2019-04-09)
Laying the ground for robotic strategies in environmental protection
Roboticists at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has developed a robot named 'Romu' that can autonomously drive interlocking steel sheet piles into soil. (2019-04-08)
Melting glaciers causing sea levels to rise at ever greater rates
Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic as well as ice melt from glaciers all over the world are causing sea levels to rise. (2019-04-08)
Carbon lurking in deep ocean threw ancient climate switch, say researchers
A million years ago, a longtime pattern of alternating glaciations and warm periods dramatically changed, when ice ages suddenly became longer and more intense. (2019-04-08)
Air temperatures in the Arctic are driving system change
A new paper shows that air temperature is the 'smoking gun' behind climate change in the Arctic. (2019-04-07)
Large Antarctic Ice Shelf, home to a UK research station, is about to break apart
Glaciology experts have issued evidence that a large section of the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, which is home to the British Antarctic Survey's Halley Research Station, is about break off. (2019-04-05)
Researchers uncover hidden deicer risks affecting bridge health
Common magnesium chloride deicers used on roadways and bridges around the U.S. may be doing more damage than previously thought, researchers have found. (2019-04-04)
It's a one-way street for sound waves in this new technology
Imagine being able to hear people whispering in the next room, while the raucous party in your own room is inaudible to the whisperers. (2019-04-03)
More CO2 than ever before in 3 million years, shows unprecedented computer simulation
CO2 levels in the atmosphere are likely higher today than ever before in the past 3 million years. (2019-04-03)
The Transpolar Drift is faltering -- sea ice is now melting before it can leave the nursery
The dramatic loss of ice in the Arctic is influencing sea-ice transport across the Arctic Ocean. (2019-04-02)
Beware a glacier's tongue
Glaciers extending into freshwater lakes can form long, submerged terraces that menacingly rise above the surface when icy chunks fall into the water. (2019-04-02)
Insects in freezing regions have a protein that acts like antifreeze
The power to align water molecules is usually held by ice, which affects nearby water and encourages it to join the ice layer. (2019-04-02)
How to ice-proof the next generation of aircraft
To prevent ice formation on aircraft during flight, current systems utilize the heat generated by burning fuel, but these high-temperature, fuel-dependent systems cannot be used on the proposed all-electric, temperature-sensitive materials of next-generation aircraft. (2019-04-01)
We've been thinking of how ice forms in cirrus clouds all wrong
Pores in atmospheric particles allow water to condense, leading to the formation of ice crystals in humid but unsaturated air. (2019-04-01)
Close Cassini flybys of Saturn's ring moons
The properties of five small moons located close to Saturn's rings have been illuminated, thanks to data from the Cassini spacecraft's final orbits. (2019-03-28)
Study shows arctic warming contributes to drought
According to new research involving a University of Wyoming scientist, changes similar to those after the ice age 10,000 years ago could be in store today because a warming Arctic weakens the temperature difference between the tropics and the poles. (2019-03-27)
Antarctic snowfall dominated by a few extreme snowstorms
A new study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, reveals the importance of a small number of intense storms around Antarctica in controlling the amount of snow falling across the continent. (2019-03-25)
Researchers unveil effects of dust particles on cloud properties
An international team led by Japanese scientists has generated significant findings that highlight the impact of high-latitude dusts on the conversion of clouds' water droplets to ice -- or glaciation -- within low-level clouds in the Arctic region. (2019-03-25)
Jupiter's unknown journey revealed
The giant planet Jupiter was formed four times further from the sun than its current orbit, and migrated inwards in the solar system over a period of 700 000 years. (2019-03-22)
Tall ice-cliffs may trigger big calving events -- and fast sea-level rise
Glaciers that drain ice sheets such as Antarctica or Greenland often flow into the ocean, ending in near-vertical cliffs. (2019-03-22)
Changes in ocean 'conveyor belt' foretold abrupt climate changes by four centuries
In the Atlantic Ocean, a giant 'conveyor belt' carries warm waters from the tropics into the North Atlantic, where they cool and sink and then return southwards in the deep ocean. (2019-03-20)
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