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WMO verifies highest temperatures for Antarctic Region
The World Meteorological Organization announced today new verified record high- temperatures in Antarctica, ranging from the high 60s (in Fahrenheit) to the high teens, depending on the location they were recorded in Antarctica. (2017-03-01)
Satellites show overall increases in antarctic sea ice cover
While recent studies have shown that on the whole Arctic sea ice has decreased since the late 1970s, satellite records of sea ice around Antarctica reveal an overall increase in the southern hemisphere ice over the same period. (2002-08-22)
New Window To The Deeps Found In Antarctica
Australian scientists have discovered a new 'window' to the deep sea - a source of dense, oxygen-rich Antarctic Bottom Water which breathes life into the world's oceans. (1998-06-24)
Antarctic moss lives after 1,500+ years under ice
Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and University of Reading report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on March 17 that Antarctic mosses can essentially come back to life after 1,500 completely inactive years under the ice. (2014-03-17)
Professor's Antarctica research shows potential king crab invasion
Dr. Aronson's research finds predatory crabs poised to return to warming Antarctic waters and disrupt the primeval marine communities that have lived there for millions of years. (2012-08-24)
Navy Flies Last Antarctic Mission
The U.S. Navy made its final flight in support of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) U.S. (1999-02-16)
Analysis indicates that North and tropical Atlantic warming affects Antarctic climate
The gradual warming of the North and tropical Atlantic Ocean is contributing to climate change in Antarctica, a team of New York University scientists supported by the National Science Foundation has concluded. (2014-01-23)
Past Antarctic ice sheet development linked to ocean temperatures and carbon dioxide
New research published in the September 17 issue of the journal Science sheds light on the evolution of Earth's climate system by identifying changes in temperature, ocean circulation, and global carbon cycling associated with the rapid growth of Antarctic ice sheets approximately 14 million years ago. (2004-09-16)
Antarctic has seen widespread change in last 50 years, moss study reveals
In 2013, researchers studying mosses and microbes growing at the southern end of the Antarctic Peninsula documented unprecedented ecological change over the last 50 years, driven by warming temperatures. (2017-05-18)
New manager for US Antarctic Program logistics contract
Leidos Holdings, Inc. will hold the National Science Foundation's contract for support of the U.S. (2016-08-25)
First evidence of under-ice volcanic eruption in Antarctica
The first evidence of a volcanic eruption from beneath Antarctica's most rapidly changing ice sheet is reported this week in the journal Nature Geosciences. (2008-01-20)
Limpets reveal possible fate of cold-blooded Antarctic animals
A limpet no bigger than a coin could reveal the possible fate of cold-blooded Antarctic marine animals according to new research published this week in the Journal of Experimental Biology. (2007-07-23)
OSU researchers receive NSF grant, will travel to Antarctica
Dr. Alex Simms, assistant professor in the Boone Pickens School of Geology, and Dr. (2009-07-20)
The start of 'healing' for the Antarctic ozone hole?
After persisting for decades, the hole in the ozone over the Antarctic has begun to 'heal,' exhibiting an ozone increase, a new study reports. (2016-06-30)
West Antarctic Ice Sheet may be a smaller source of current sea-level rise
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet's contribution to global sea- level rise may be much slower today than it was in the past. (2000-12-15)
Genes hold secret of survival of Antarctic 'antifreeze fish'
A genetic study of a fish that lives in the icy waters off Antarctica sheds light on the adaptations that enable it to survive in one of the harshest environments on the planet. (2008-10-16)
Antarctic research within the International Polar Year IPY 2007/08
The 27th research campaign of Bremerhaven's Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research marks the beginning of the summer research season in the Antarctic. (2006-12-21)
Antarctic ice sheet losing mass, says University of Colorado study
University of Colorado at Boulder researchers have used data from a pair of NASA satellites orbiting Earth in tandem to determine that the Antarctic ice sheet, which harbors 90 percent of Earth's ice, has lost significant mass in recent years. (2006-03-02)
Antarctica: Heat comes from the deep
The water temperatures on the West Antarctic shelf are rising. (2014-12-04)
CCNY professor foresees rising Antarctic snowmelt
The 30-year record low in Antarctic snowmelt that occurred during the 2008-09 austral summer was likely due to concurrent strong positive phases for two main climate drivers, ENSO (El Nino, Southern Oscillation) and SAM (Southern Hemisphere Annular Mode), according to Dr. (2009-12-03)
Extreme Conditions Ahead For Antarctic Voyagers
A major mid-winter scientific expedition will investigate why vast sections of ocean adjoining the Antarctic coast remain ice-free during the winter months. (1998-07-13)
Antarctic yeast's strategies: Consuming energy to prevent from intracellular freezing
Research suggests Antarctic yeast Mrakia blollopis pays huge energy costs to resist cold stress as it grows in subzero temperatures. (2016-10-07)
South Pole medical evacuation flight launched
Officials with the National Science Foundation (NSF) have launched a medical evacuation flight to NSF's scientific station at the geographic South Pole. (2016-06-15)
Climate changes are linked between Greenland and the Antarctic
Even if climate records from Greenland and Antarctic ice cores look different, climate of Artic and Antarctic are directly linked. (2006-11-09)
Antarctic salt-loving microbes provide insights into evolution of viruses
UNSW Sydney scientists studying microbes from some of the saltiest lakes in Antarctica have discovered a new way the microbes can share DNA that could help them grow and survive. (2017-08-21)
$453,000 NSF grant funds Florida Tech scientist
Climate change, warming the waters of Antarctica, is creating an environment for predatory crabs to return to an area they inhabited millions of years ago. (2009-09-21)
Date for your diary: International Symposium of Antarctic Earth Sciences 2011
Over 500 experts in Earth sciences from around the world meet next month in Edinburgh (July 11-15) to discuss the latest scientific research from the Polar Regions. (2011-06-15)
Launch of new system for observing the Southern Ocean
An international committee of experts will meet this month to begin the implementation of a new observing system for the study of the Southern Ocean. (2012-02-17)
Ocean warming primary cause of Antarctic Peninsula glacier retreat
A new study has found for the first time that ocean warming is the primary cause of retreat of glaciers on the western Antarctic Peninsula. (2016-07-14)
Antarctic study shows central ice sheet is stable since milder times
Central parts of Antarctica's ice sheet have been stable for millions of years, from a time when conditions were considerably warmer than now, research suggests. (2017-05-05)
Iceberg scour affects biodiversity
Antarctic worms, sea spiders, urchins and other marine creatures living in near-shore shallow habitats are regularly pounded by icebergs. (2008-07-17)
Antarctic sponges: DNA barcoding discloses diversity
Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich have used DNA barcoding to elucidate the diversity of the sponge fauna found in Antarctic waters. (2015-06-25)
Female Antarctic seals give cold shoulder to local males
Female Antarctic fur seals will travel across a colony to actively seek males which are genetically diverse and unrelated, rather than mate with local dominant males. (2007-02-07)
Polar ice experts meet to seek consensus on Antarctic contribution to sea-level rise
Thirty of the world's top polar ice experts meet at The University of Texas at Austin March 26-28 to seek consensus on a major uncertainty concerning future sea-level rise, the fate of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. (2007-03-15)
Teachers Trade Classroom Routine For Antarctic Adventure
Barbara Schulz, a biology teacher at Seattle's Lakeside School, had to think hard about her answer when a co-worker asked why she wanted to spend a month studying the ability of microorganisms to survive in the harsh climate of the world's most remote and frigid laboratory (1996-10-07)
Genetic survey of endangered Antarctic blue whales shows surprising diversity
More than 99 percent of Antarctic blue whales were killed by commercial whalers during the 20th century, but the first circumpolar genetic study of these critically endangered whales has found a surprisingly high level of diversity among the surviving population of some 2,200 individuals. (2012-03-07)
Simultaneous ice melt in Antarctic and Arctic
A publication appearing in the journal Science on Dec. 1 now furnishes indications that the two hemispheres attained their maximum ice sheet size at nearly the same time and started melting 19,000 years ago. (2011-12-02)
Warming ocean could start big shift of Antarctic ice
Fast-flowing and narrow glaciers have the potential to trigger massive changes in the Antarctic ice sheet and contribute to rapid ice-sheet decay and sea-level rise, a new study has found. (2012-09-19)
Antarctic explorers help make discovery -- 100 years after their epic adventures
Heroes of Antarctic exploration have played a crucial role in research that suggests the area of sea ice around Antarctica has barely changed in size in 100 years. (2016-11-23)
Scientists to solve the 'mystery' of Antarctic mass loss
An international team of experts are leading an investigation which could finally give a definitive answer about the impact Antarctica is having on sea level change globally. (2011-10-16)
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