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.

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.

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,

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.

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.