News From Vostok Ice Cores

Guest essay by Richard Taylor Introduction Our current understanding climate was influenced profoundly by the publication (J.R. Petit, et al., 1999) of deuterium (2H) measurements from metre 8 to metre 3310 of the Vostok ice-core, indicating the temperature of the nearby atmosphere from 1800 to 421000 BC. Some authorities claim, and many believe, that unprecedented…

Giant hole in ice reappears in Antarctica after 40 years

Antarctica: Return of the Weddell polynya supports Kiel climate model After 40 years, a large ice-free area appears again in the Southern Ocean in mid-winter Currently, winter has still a firm grip on Antarctica. At this time of the year, the Weddell Sea usually is covered with a thick layer of sea ice. In spite…

Evidence for Little Ice Age in Antarctica

The actual title of the article is: Century-old seal pelts reveal changes in Ross Sea ecosystem.  ~ctm From the UC Santa Cruz Newscenter   Scientists found valuable samples for comparison to modern Weddell seals in the huts of Antarctic explorers Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott August 29, 2017 By Tim Stephens Share this story:TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedInReddit…

Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017 Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts Indiana University   INDIANAPOLIS — A new study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis validates that the central core of the East Antarctic ice sheet should remain stable even if the West Antarctic ice sheet melts. The study’s…