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Changing Antarctic waters could trigger steep rise in sea levels
Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that new research shows may have led to the rapid melting of Antarctic ice and an abrupt 3-4 meter rise in global sea level. (2014-10-01)
Blue Ribbon Panel unveils findings on logistical improvements to support Antarctic science
Today, the 12-member US Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel, commissioned by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation released their report, 'More and Better Science in Antarctica through Increased Logistical Effectiveness.' The report is a comprehensive document based on several months of research, containing numerous specific recommendations for the US logistics system for improved support of scientific research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. (2012-07-24)
Poor outlook for biodiversity in Antarctica: Study finds
An international study led by Monash scientists has debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world. (2017-03-29)
NASA study shows global sea ice diminishing, despite Antarctic gains
Sea ice increases in Antarctica do not make up for the accelerated Arctic sea ice loss of the last decades, a new NASA study finds. (2015-02-10)
NSF response to external panel's recommendations for streamlining scientific logistics in Antarctica
The National Science Foundation has issued a summary response to the recommendations of an external panel of experts that was charged with advising the agency on how to improve and streamline its logistical capabilities to more efficiently support world-class Antarctic science in coming decades. (2013-03-22)
Antarctic plants repair themselves
Dutch researchers funded by NWO have studied the effects of the hole in the ozone layer on the vegetation in Antarctica. (2001-11-26)
Consequences from Antarctica climate change
PSU scientist reveals how a single warming event in Antarctica may be an indication of future ecosystem changes. (2016-10-13)
Parachuting allows krill to eat and run
Antarctic researchers have recorded a novel behavior in krill that may help regulate greenhouse gases. (2006-02-06)
MBL's Hugh Ducklow appointed to Antarctic Blue Ribbon Panel
Hugh Ducklow, senior scientist and director of the Marine Biological Laboratory Ecosystems Center has been appointed to the US Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel. (2012-02-16)
Phytoplankton is changing along the Antarctic Peninsula
As the cold, dry climate of the western Antarctic Peninsula becomes warmer and more humid, phytoplankton -- the bottom of the Antarctic food chain -- is decreasing off the northern part the peninsula and increasing further south, Rutgers marine scientists have discovered. (2009-03-12)
Antarctic vital for climate change science
Around 300 scientists, legal and political advisors from 45 countries meet in Edinburgh from June 12 to 23 to discuss the continued protection of Antarctica - the world's last great wilderness. (2006-06-12)
A high-resolution bedrock map for the Antarctic Peninsula
A high-resolution map of antarctic bedrock allows for better estimates of ice mass. (2014-08-26)
Antarctic ice sheet is more vulnerable to CO2 than expected
Results from a new climate reconstruction of how Antarctica's ice sheets responded during the last period when atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) reached levels like those expected to occur in about 30 years, plus sediment core findings reported in a companion paper, suggest that the ice sheets are more vulnerable to rising atmospheric CO2 than previously thought. (2016-02-22)
Climate change could trigger strong sea level rise
About 15,000 years ago, the ocean around Antarctica has seen an abrupt sea level rise of several meters. (2017-01-05)
Antarctic Treaty Meeting moves to protect frozen continent from non-native species
Important new measures to protect Antarctica -- the world's last great wilderness -- from invasive non-native species have been agreed at a meeting of Antarctic experts in Edinburgh. (2006-06-28)
20,000 meteorites and counting
A new book provides a history of the Antarctic Search of Meteorites program, details about thousands of specimens, what's been learned, and how researchers can obtain samples for free. (2014-11-25)
Changing Antarctic winds create new sea level threat
New research shows projected changes in the winds circling the Antarctic may accelerate global sea level rise significantly more than previously estimated. (2014-07-07)
Antarctica 'greening' due to climate change
Plant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change, scientists have found. (2017-05-18)
Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System precipitation products prove to be reliable
The Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS) is a key tool--specifically, for studying precipitation over the region. (2017-04-10)
Advice from research: Market visiting rights to Antarctica
Tourism on Antarctica is increasing and that can form a threat for the vulnerable South Pole area. (2008-09-26)
British Antarctic Survey wins environment award
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), is winner of a national (2003-11-07)
New evidence shows Antarctica has warmed in last 150 years
New research suggests that Antarctica has been getting gradually warmer for the last 150 years, a trend not identifiable in the short meteorological records and masked at the end of the 20th century by large temperature variations. (2006-09-05)
King crabs threaten Antarctic ecosystem due to warming ocean
King crabs may soon become high-level predators in Antarctic marine ecosystems where they haven't played a role in tens of millions of years, according to a new study led by Florida Institute of Technology. (2015-09-28)
New signs of life found at the Poles
Large colonies of micro-organisms living under rocks have been discovered in the most hostile and extreme regions of the Arctic and Antarctic - giving new insights on survival of life on other planets. (2004-09-22)
Antarctica's ross ice shelf breaks again
A new, massive iceberg has broken from Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf, just east of one discovered on March 17. (2000-03-29)
NSF signs agreement to use Russian icebreaker for critical Antarctic resupply and refueling mission
The National Science Foundation today announced it has reached an agreement with a Russian company to charter a diesel icebreaker to create a channel through the sea ice of Antarctica's McMurdo Sound that will allow the annual refueling and resupply of two US stations in Antarctica. (2011-08-26)
Scientists develop interactive game demonstrating impact of climate change on the Antarctic
Scientists and games developers have joined forces to help communicate the impact of climate change on the Antarctic Ice Sheet. (2016-08-23)
Antarctic seawater temperatures rising
The temperature of the seawater around Antarctica is rising according to new University of East Anglia research. (2014-12-04)
Database technology organizes Antarctic treaty documents, more
International documents from the Handbook of the Antarctic Treaty System, which had previously only been disseminated in paper form, are now available in an easily-searchable database on the World Wide Web thanks to the efforts of an Ohio State University researcher. (1999-06-28)
Underwater Antarctic volcanoes discovered in the Southern Ocean
Scientists from British Antarctic Survey have discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands. (2011-07-11)
Stronger winds heat up West Antarctic ice melt
Stronger winds 6000kms away on the East Antarctic, have generated waves that circle the continent at almost 700kmh. (2017-07-17)
New gravity dataset will help unveil the Antarctic continent
A unique dataset of gravity anomalies has been released for Antarctica representing a significant step forward in the investigation of the largest ice-covered continent on Earth. (2016-01-22)
Antarctic killer whales may seek spa-like relief in the tropics
NOAA researchers offer a novel explanation for why a type of Antarctic killer whale performs a rapid migration to warmer tropical waters in a paper published this month in the science journal Biology Letters. (2011-10-26)
No Major Changes Seen In Stability Of Antarctic Ice Sheet
The West Antarctic ice sheet's interior -- the largest grounded repository of ice on the planet -- isn't melting rapidly, is reasonably stable and has been so for more than a century. (1998-11-30)
'Webcam' from Space: Envisat observing Wilkins Ice Shelf
In light of recent developments that threaten to lead to the break-up of the Wilkins Ice Shelf, ESA is making daily satellite images of the ice shelf available to the public via the (2008-12-12)
US, New Zealand search-and-rescue teams recalled from Antarctic plane crash site
Officials with the U.S. Antarctic Program and Antarctica New Zealand have jointly decided to recall search-and-rescue teams from the site of an Antarctic aircraft crash after examination of the plane indicated that it would be unsafe at this point to further disturb the wreckage that is largely embedded in snow and ice on a steep mountain slope. (2013-01-29)
North and Tropical Atlantic Ocean bringing climate change to Antarctica, NYU researchers find
The gradual warming of the North and Tropical Atlantic Ocean is contributing to climate change in Antarctica, a team of New York University scientists has concluded. (2014-01-22)
NSF cooperating with Italy, New Zealand in search for downed plane in Antarctica
Officials with the US Antarctic Program are cooperating with their Italian and New Zealand counterparts, as well as the Rescue Coordination Centre in Wellington, NZ, in a search-and-rescue effort to locate a propeller-driven aircraft that is believed to have crashed in a remote and mountainous part of Antarctica. (2013-01-24)
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