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Ice loss from West Antarctica on the increase

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 14:06

The West Antarctic ice sheet appears to be shedding far more ice than a few years ago, according to climate research unveiled Wednesday.

Active volcano found under West Antarctic ice sheet

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 11:34

Researchers have discovered a smouldering volcano under a kilometer of ice in West Antarctica.

Ice sheet in West Antarctica existed 20 mn yrs earlier than believed

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 11:08

A new research has showed that an ice sheet located on West Antarctica existed 20 million years earlier than previously thought.

Antarctic ice core reveals how last ice age ended

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 13:00

Analysis of an Antarctic ice core has revealed that warming in the frozen continent began about 22,000 years ago, a few thousand years earlier than suggested by earlier records.

Subglacial water system under West Antarctica glacier mapped

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:49

Scientists have used an innovation in radar analysis to map the subglacial water system under West Antarctica`s Thwaites Glacier.

Newly discovered underground Antarctic valley `speeding ice loss`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 17:23

Researchers have discovered a one mile deep rift valley hidden beneath the ice in West Antarctica, which they believe is contributing to ice loss from this part of the continent.

West Antarctic ice shelves may be `fracturing and retreating inland`

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 19:13

Floating ice shelves of a critical portion of West Antarctica are gradually losing their hold on adjacent bay walls, potentially intensifying an already accelerating loss of ice to the sea,