The CO2 Kink; Firn to Ice Transition

Guest Post by Renee Hannon Introduction This post examines CO2 data collected in Antarctic firn and its journey as firn transitions to ice where CO2 is eventually trapped in bubbles.…

NSF-funded deep ice core to be drilled at Hercules Dome, Antarctica

Antarctica’s next deep ice core, drilling down to ice from 130,000 years ago, will be carried out by a multi-institutional U.S. team at Hercules Dome, a location hundreds of miles…

Atmospheric rivers help create massive holes in Antarctic sea ice

Warm, moist rivers of air in Antarctica play a key role in creating massive holes in sea ice in the Weddell Sea and may influence ocean conditions around the vast…

On noes! Antarctic sea ice may not cap carbon emissions as much as previously thought

From the “that darned sea ice is messing up our model” department and MIT News. Study suggests sea ice blocks the flow of carbon both into and out of the…

Emperor penguin numbers rise as biologists petition for IUCN Red List upgrade

Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes fosteri) populations in 2019 were found to have grown by up to 10% since 2009 – to as many as 282,150 breeding pairs (up from about 256,500)…

Greenland Ice CO2 – Chemical Reactions or Natural Variability?

Guest Post By: Renee Hannon IntroductionThis post examines whether CO2 measurements in Greenland ice cores demonstrate natural variability as an alternative hypothesis to in-situ chemical reactions. Twenty years ago, scientists…

Climate change will turn coastal Antarctica green, say scientists

University of Cambridge Scientists have created the first ever large-scale map of microscopic algae as they bloomed across the surface of snow along the Antarctic Peninsula coast. Results indicate that…

First results from NASA’s ICESat-2 mission map 16 years of melting ice sheets

University of Washington Using the most advanced Earth-observing laser instrument NASA has ever flown in space, a team of scientists led by the University of Washington has made precise measurements…

Huge East Antarctic Glacier Especially Susceptible to Climate Impacts

From NASA March 25, 2020 This photograph shows ripples in the surface of Denman Glacier in East Antarctica that throw shadows against the ice. The glacier is melting at a…

ESPERANZA ON MY MIND

Guest post by Michael Kile, Have you ever wondered how to play the Climate Game, or game the climate? If so, look no further than a remote research station on…