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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
Ice shelf twice the size of Manhattan set to break away from Antarctica?

Ice shelf twice the size of Manhattan set to break away from Antarctica?

An ice shelf which is roughly twice the size of Manhattan has been spotted by NASA scientists, forming across one of Antarctica's ice shelves.

Mar 16, 2016, 13:56 PM IST

10,000-yr-old Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf is nearing its end

A new NASA study has found that the last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade.

May 15, 2015, 18:27 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

Antarctic ice shelf may be disintegrating rapidly

ESA’s Envisat satellite, which marks ten years in orbit, is continuing to observe the rapid retreat of one of Antarctica’s ice shelves because of climate warming.

Apr 05, 2012, 16:56 PM IST

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

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,

Mar 28, 2012, 19:13 PM IST

Supraglacial lakes moving along Antartic ice shelf

Satellite images have revealed a sequence of lakes on top of the George VI ice shelf in Antarctica moving along the boundary of the ice shelf with Alexander Island.

Jan 14, 2012, 18:06 PM IST

Canadian Arctic nearly loses entire ice shelf

Two ice shelves that existed before Canada was settled by Europeans diminished significantly this summer, one nearly disappearing altogether, Canadian scientists say in new research.

Oct 01, 2011, 19:05 PM IST