Pine Island Glacier

NASA reveals images of newly created iceberg fragmenting into new pieces

NASA reveals images of newly created iceberg fragmenting into new pieces

The ice in the Arctic and Antarctic regions has long since been under scientists' radar and has been losing ice at a rapid pace.

Dec 31, 2017, 17:04 PM IST
Huge iceberg breaks off from Antarctic's Pine Island Glacier

Huge iceberg breaks off from Antarctic's Pine Island Glacier

The single glacier alone contains 1.7 feet of potential global sea level rise and is thought to be in a process of unstable, ongoing retreat.

Sep 27, 2017, 15:45 PM IST

Rapid thinning of Pine Island Glacier may continue for decades to come

A new study has suggested that the largest single contributor to global sea level rise, Pine Island Glacier (PIG), a glacier of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, may continue thinning for decades to come.

Feb 21, 2014, 13:30 PM IST

Antarctica`s Pine Island Glacier enters `irreversible` melt

Researchers have warned that Antarctica`s Pine Island Glacier(PIG) could now be in a state of irreversible retreat, making it an even more significant contributor to global sea level rise during the next two decades.

Jan 15, 2014, 14:14 PM IST

El Nino may be behind melting of Antarctica`s Pine Island Glacier

The floating ice shelf at the tip of Pine Island Glacier, one of the biggest routes for ice to flow from Antarctica into the sea, has been melting and thinning for the past four decades causing the glacier to speed up and discharge more ice, researchers say.

Jan 03, 2014, 19:42 PM IST

Iceberg the size of Manhattan breaks away from Antarctic glacier

An iceberg the size of Manhattan has broken off a glacier in Antarctica and could survive long enough to drift into international shipping lanes, scientists said Thursday.

Nov 15, 2013, 18:09 PM IST

Warm ocean water main culprit behind melting ice shelf

Researchers have said that warm ocean water, and not warm air, is melting the Pine Island Glacier`s floating ice shelf in Antarctica and could be blamed for increased melting of other ice shelves.

Sep 13, 2013, 21:22 PM IST

Giant iceberg breaks off from Antarctic glacier

A huge chunk of ice broke off on Monday from Antarctic`s Pine Island glacier, the longest and fastest flowing glacier in the frozen continent, and is now flowing as a very large iceberg in the Amundsen Sea.

Jul 11, 2013, 14:47 PM IST

NASA sees giant crack forming in Antarctic glacier

NASA scientists are watching a giant crack forming over a vulnerable Antarctic glacier and they think it will soon break off into an iceberg the size of New York City.

Nov 04, 2011, 09:57 AM IST

Pine Island Glacier behind thinning ice in Antarctica

Scientists have identified Pine Island Glacier as a major source for thinning ice in West Antarctica.

Jun 27, 2010, 12:54 PM IST

Single Antarctica glacier causing sea to rise by 10%

Melting of Pine Island Glacier is contributing nearly 10% of sea level rise.

Jun 23, 2010, 10:56 AM IST