Antarctica about to calve an Iceberg about twice size of New York City.

From NASA Earth Observatory and the “doing what ice shelves normally do but now we have satellites to observe them” department. Countdown to Calving at Brunt Ice Shelf Cracks growing across Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf are poised to release an iceberg with an area about twice size of New York City. It is not yet…

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Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 14-Jan-2019 Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON, Wis. — Scientists have long speculated that our planet’s climate system is intimately linked to the Earth’s celestial motions. The pacing of the most recent ice ages, for example, is attributable to changes in the shape of…

Antarctica and “alarming” Sea Level Rise

By Rud Istvan, WUWT reader KS of North Dakota emailed a request to ctm based on reading ‘alarming’ Wired journalism concerning $50 million being spent to further study the ‘dangerous’ Thwaites glacier in Antarctica. KS asked if WUWT could perhaps produce a factual overview. ctm asked me to provide it, since I had written an…

NASA releases photo of weird rectangular iceberg

Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest-running aerial survey of polar ice, carried a flight over the northern Antarctic Peninsula on Oct. 16, 2018. During the flight, IceBridge senior support scientist Jeremy Harbeck spotted two rectangular icebergs floating among sea ice just off of the Larsen C ice shelf. “I thought it was pretty interesting; I often see…