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Mars is emerging from an ice age
Radar measurements of Mars' polar ice caps reveal that the mostly dry, dusty planet is emerging from an ice age, following multiple rounds of climate change. (2016-05-26)
Antarctica's past shows region's vulnerability to climate change
Fresh understanding of West Antarctica has revealed how the region's ice sheet could become unstable in a warming world. (2016-08-22)
Ice sheet collapse triggered ancient sea level peak: ANU media release
An international team of scientists has found a dramatic ice sheet collapse at the end of the ice age before last caused widespread climate changes and led to a peak in the sea level well above its present height. (2015-06-10)
'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)
Lie of the land beneath glaciers influences impact on sea levels
Fresh research into glaciers could help scientists better predict the impact of changing climates on global sea levels. (2011-07-12)
Dust may settle unanswered questions on Antarctica
Dust trapped deep in Antarctic ice sheets is helping scientists unravel details of past climate change. (2009-03-29)
The first impact crater found underneath the Greenland ice sheet
A 31-kilometer-wide impact crater underneath about a kilometer of the Hiawatha Glacier's ice is the first of its kind to be discovered in northwest Greenland, scientists report. (2018-11-14)
Multiple sites rich in water ice found on Mars
Erosion on Mars is exposing deposits of water ice, starting at depths as shallow as one to two meters below the surface and extending 100 meters or more. (2018-01-11)
Greenland Ice Sheet is being shaped by its past
A stiff upper layer of ice that formed atop of the Greenland Ice Sheet during the Holocene era may be causing the deceleration of ice flow within, a new study suggests. (2016-02-04)
Tidal motion influences Antarctic ice sheet
New research into the way the Antarctic ice sheet adds ice to the ocean reveals that tidal motion influences the flow of the one of the biggest ice streams draining the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. (2006-12-20)
Predetermined winners and losers in the Ice Age extinction game
This month's Ecology Letters provides evidence that the Ice Age fate of European cool-temperate tree genera was predetermined by evolutionarily conservative limits to their climatic tolerances. (2003-07-02)
Desertification and monsoon climate change linked to shifts in ice volume and sea level
The East Asian summer monsoon and desertification in Eurasia is driven by fluctuating Northern Hemisphere ice volume and global sea level during the Ice Age, as shown in a study published in Nature Communications. (2018-03-07)
Cold reminders of Earth's last great cold snap revealed in the deep Pacific
Chilly reminders of a centuries-long cold snap can be found deep within the Pacific, a new study finds. (2019-01-03)
Changes in Antarctic sea ice production due to surrounding ice conditions.
Antarctic sea ice production spanning more than 20 years has been understood through the analysis of satellite observations using specially developed techniques. (2016-06-29)
Genetics reveals where emperor penguins survived the last ice age
A study of how climate change has affected emperor penguins over the last 30,000 years found that only three populations may have survived during the last ice age, and that the Ross Sea in Antarctica was likely the refuge for one of these populations. (2015-03-01)
Deglacial changes in western Atlantic Ocean circulation
A new study carried out by an international team of researchers, using the chemistry of ocean sediments has highlighted a widespread picture of Atlantic circulation changes associated with rapid climate change in the past. (2018-07-27)
Antarctic study identifies melting ice sheet's role in sea level rise
Loss of ice in Antarctica caused by a warming ocean could raise global sea levels by three metres, research suggests. (2016-02-03)
Remnants of ice age linger in gravity
Researchers find the ghost of the ice age in low gravity over North America. (2007-05-10)
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)
Research provides new theory on cause of ice age 2.6 million years ago
New research published today in the journal Nature Scientific Reports has provided a major new theory on the cause of the ice age that covered large parts of the Northern Hemisphere 2.6 million years ago. (2014-06-27)
SwRI scientists discover evidence of ice age at martian north pole
Using radar data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a Southwest Research Institute-led team found evidence of an ice age recorded in the polar deposits of Mars. (2016-05-26)
Melting of the Greenland ice sheet mapped
Will all of the ice on Greenland melt and flow out into the sea, bringing about a colossal rise in ocean levels on Earth, as the global temperature rises? (2009-09-16)
Carbon release from ocean helped end Ice Age
Scientists have found a release of carbon dioxide stored deep in the ocean helped warm the planet and bring it out of the last ice age. (2015-02-11)
Ice core 'dipstick' indicates West Antarctic ice has thinned less than believed
New research using a thousand-meter ice core shows a key section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet probably never contained as much ice as scientists originally thought it did, so it couldn't have contributed as much as believed to higher sea levels 20,000 years ago. (2005-03-23)
Little Ice Age led to migration of island hopping arctic foxes
The Little Ice Age allowed a new wave of arctic foxes to colonise Iceland, according to new research. (2012-09-11)
Newly discovered drumlin field provides answers about glaciation and climate
The landform known as a drumlin, created when the ice advanced during the Ice Age, can also be produced by today's glaciers. (2010-11-15)
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)
An ice core study to determine the timing and duration of historical climate stages
In ice core studies, accurate and precise dating is important to better constrain the timing, sequence, and duration of past climatic events. (2015-12-23)
Ice-free corridor sustained Arctic marine life during last Ice Age
During the last ice age, there was an ice free corridor wedged between two large ice masses in the Arctic. (2018-09-28)
See how Arctic sea ice is losing its bulwark against warming summers
Arctic sea ice, the vast sheath of frozen seawater floating on the Arctic Ocean and its neighboring seas, has been hit with a double whammy over the past decades: as its extent shrunk, the oldest and thickest ice has either thinned or melted away, leaving the sea ice cap more vulnerable to the warming ocean and atmosphere. (2016-10-28)
Melting Arctic ice cap at record
With Arctic ice cap at record low this summer, University of Calgary geography professor John Yackel predicts serious consequences for the planet. (2012-09-24)
Huge Antarctic ice sheet could be in its death throes
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet -- about the size of Texas and Colorado combined -- has been receding steadily for 10,000 years and poses the most immediate threat of a large sea level rise because of its potential instability, a new study indicates. (1999-10-07)
Small mammals have a 'Celtic fringe' too
The origin of the (2009-09-29)
Ice streams can be slowed down by gas hydrates
A sticky spot the size of a small island once slowed down a large ice stream. (2016-04-13)
Antarctic ice shelf retreats happened before
A study of George VI Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula is the first to show that this currently 'healthy' ice shelf experienced an extensive retreat about 9500 years ago, more than anything seen in recent years. (2005-02-23)
Unraveling a major cause of sea ice retreat in the Arctic Ocean
Quantitative analysis has evidenced the acceleration system of melting ice: dark water surfaces absorb more heat than white ice surfaces, thus melting ice and making more water surfaces in the Arctic Ocean. (2017-09-06)
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)
Artificial snowfall could save the west antarctic ice sheet, but with high costs and risks
By pumping ocean water onto coastal regions surrounding parts of the West Antarctic ice sheet and converting it to snow, it may be possible to prevent the ice sheet from sliding into the ocean and melting, according to a new modeling study. (2019-07-17)
The least sea ice in 800 years
New research, which reconstructs the extent of ice in the sea between Greenland and Svalbard from the 13th century to the present indicates that there has never been so little sea ice as there is now. (2009-07-01)
"Craving Earth" addresses reasons people eat dirt
This book looks at the age-old practice of eating dirt, chalk, ice and other non-edibles. (2011-06-28)
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