West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Global warming: West Antarctic ice sheet could melt in next 1,000 years!

Global warming: West Antarctic ice sheet could melt in next 1,000 years!

The Antarctic already today contributes to the annual sea level rise with 0.4 millimetres, as per scientific findings.

Feb 10, 2016, 22:17 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 ice sheet collapse has begun, shows research

In an alarming find, scientists have discovered that the collapse of West Antarctic ice sheet - that holds enough water to raise global seas by several feet - has already begun.

May 15, 2014, 16:19 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

West Antarctic ice sheet warming twice as fast as previously thought

The western part of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought, a study has found.

Jan 04, 2013, 19:44 PM IST

West Antarctic Ice Sheet warming twice as fast as previously thought

The western part of the Antarctica ice sheet is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought, a new study found.

Dec 24, 2012, 15:24 PM IST

Octopus `hints at West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse`

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet -- one of the world`s major ice sheets, could collapse if global warming continues.

May 11, 2012, 13:12 PM IST