Antarctic ice

NASA gearing up to explore untouched Antarctic stretch

NASA gearing up to explore untouched Antarctic stretch

The team led by two NASA scientists will begin their two- to three-week traverse in an arc around the South Pole on December 21, NASA said.
 

Dec 15, 2017, 15:03 PM IST
Antarctic ice hits record low, scientists warn of rising risk for shipping

Antarctic ice hits record low, scientists warn of rising risk for shipping

In late 2013, a Russian ship carrying 74 scientists, passengers and crew became trapped in Antarctica.

Sep 27, 2017, 18:37 PM IST
Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt climate changes

Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt climate changes

Evidence of these changes is found in many parts of the Southern Hemisphere and in different paleoclimate archives, but what prompted these changes has remained largely unexplained.

Sep 06, 2017, 11:57 AM IST
Trillion tonne iceberg that broke off the Larsen C ice shelf is drifting out to sea; new cracks spotted!

Trillion tonne iceberg that broke off the Larsen C ice shelf is drifting out to sea; new cracks spotted!

The iceberg, dubbed A68, is already shifting shape along with the remaining Larsen C ice shelf itself.

Jul 21, 2017, 12:23 PM IST
NASA captures massive rift potentially the size of Delaware in Antarctic Peninsula's ice shelf!

NASA captures massive rift potentially the size of Delaware in Antarctic Peninsula's ice shelf!

The Antarctic ice shelf, Larsen C, was actually made up of three ice shelves named Larsen A, Larsen B and Larsen C.

Dec 05, 2016, 22:38 PM IST
Has the Antarctic really shrunk in size or is it a myth?

Has the Antarctic really shrunk in size or is it a myth?

Last year, American space agency NASA had released a shocking statement saying that ice in the Antarctic was actually increasing, as compared to the decreasing levels in the Arctic.

Nov 27, 2016, 03:20 AM IST
Fossil leaves show how Antarctic ice melted 23 million years ago

Fossil leaves show how Antarctic ice melted 23 million years ago

Some models had shown that at the current rate, the Antarctic ice-sheet might reach a critical tipping point and start destabilising very quickly which had happened before.

Oct 21, 2016, 00:06 AM IST
Toxic mercury found in Antarctic sea ice: Study

Toxic mercury found in Antarctic sea ice: Study

The study, led by a team from the University of Melbourne, found significant amounts of methylmercury, an especially dangerous strain of mercury, in the Southern Ocean, Xinhua news agency reported.
 

Aug 02, 2016, 10:09 AM IST
Why are Antarctica ice-levels increasing? NASA has the answer!

Why are Antarctica ice-levels increasing? NASA has the answer!

The revelation led to many people wondering about the reason for the phenomenon and also sent scientists and researchers into a tizzy to find its cause. 

May 22, 2016, 22:44 PM IST
Antarctica is gaining ice: NASA

Antarctica is gaining ice: NASA

According to the analysis of satellite data, the Antarctic ice sheet showed a net gain of 112 billion tonnes of ice a year from 1992 to 2001.

Nov 02, 2015, 10:55 AM IST
Sudden ice loss in Antarctica affects Earth's gravity field

Sudden ice loss in Antarctica affects Earth's gravity field

A sudden increase in ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica is causing small changes in the gravity field of the Earth, says a team of scientists.

May 25, 2015, 15:21 PM IST
Arctic and Antarctic ice isn't melting: Expert

Arctic and Antarctic ice isn't melting: Expert

 A global warming expert has made shocking revelations that the north and south poles are "not melting".

Dec 26, 2014, 17:49 PM IST
Ancient rock shows signs of water on Mars

Ancient rock shows signs of water on Mars

 A new analysis of the oldest meteorite from Mars suggests that early Martian landscape had water, but instead of vast oceans the red planet probably held smaller seas.

Dec 24, 2014, 19:14 PM IST

Changing Antarctic waters may lead to abrupt rise in global sea level

A new study has revealed that Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica may set off steep 3-4 meter rise in global sea level.

Oct 04, 2014, 21:31 PM IST

Life brimming with active ecosystem beneath Antarctic ice

A lake that has not seen sunlight or felt a breath of wind for millions of years beneath the Antarctic ice is brimming with life and active ecosystem, reveal findings of a massive US expedition.

Aug 21, 2014, 21:12 PM IST

Antarctic insect has the smallest genome

The Antarctic midge - a small, wingless fly - with only 99 million base pairs of nucleotides has the smallest insect genome ever sequenced, scientists say.

Aug 13, 2014, 14:10 PM IST

Ancient Antarctic ice may reveal Earth`s past climate conditions

Scientists have identified regions in Antarctica that they claim stores data about Earth`s climate and greenhouse gases extending as far back as 1.5 million years.

Nov 06, 2013, 15:17 PM IST

Vast channels beneath Antarctic ice discovered

Scientists have discovered 250 meter ice channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica.

Oct 07, 2013, 12:31 PM IST

First estuary under Antarctic ice discovered

For the first time, scientists have discovered that Antarctica`s massive ice sheet is hiding an estuary, where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean.

Sep 23, 2013, 14:31 PM IST

Warm ocean water melting Antarctic ice from below

A new study has found that ocean waters melting the undersides of Antarctic ice shelves are responsible for most of the continent`s ice shelf mass loss.

Jun 14, 2013, 10:45 AM IST