West Antarctic

2,000 yrs old history of volcanic eruptions rewritten

A new study has found the traces of history behind volcanic eruptions over the last 2,000 years with the help of sulphate dust deposits which were drilled deep into the West Antarctic ice sheet.

Jul 07, 2014, 15:29 PM IST

West Antarctic ice sheet collapse `unstoppable`: NASA

Ice is melting in the western Antarctic at an "unstoppable" pace, scientists said Monday, warning that the discovery holds major consequences for global sea level rise in the coming decades.

May 13, 2014, 02:31 AM IST

West Antarctic glaciers draining more ice than they did 40 years ago

Researchers have found that six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving faster than they did 40 years ago, causing more ice to discharge into the ocean and global sea level to rise.

Mar 27, 2014, 15:29 PM IST

West Antarctic ice sheet would collapse by year 3000: Study

West Antarctic ice sheet is likely to collapse and sea level may rise by 4 m.

Jan 10, 2011, 20:30 PM IST