The epic search for oldest ice in Antarctica is starting

Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia Volume 90% Click here for project video. On 1st June 2019 the European Beyond EPICA Oldest Ice Core project started with the aim of drilling for…

Study finds 24% of West Antarctic ice is now unstable

American Geophysical Union WASHINGTON–In only 25 years, ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that a quarter of its glacier ice is now affected,…

Climate data shows no recent warming in Antarctica, instead a slight cooling

Below is a plot from a resource we have not used before on WUWT, “RIMFROST“. It depicts the average temperatures for all weather stations in Antarctica. Note that there is…

A New 200‐year Spatial Reconstruction of West Antarctic Surface Mass Balance

Antarctica consisted of a large Eastern ice sheet, a smaller Western ice sheet and the Antarctic peninsula. The Eastern ice sheet has been slightly gaining ice from 1992, but the…

Study: Increase in Antarctic Sea Ice due to changes in cloud cover

Increased cloud cover acts as a blanket, keeping heat in, less clouds allows cooling and more ice. BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhua) — Researchers have discovered that lower cloud coverage in…

Model Madness: Antarctica’s Effect on Sea Level Rise in Coming Centuries

From NASA JPL: There are two primary causes of global mean sea level rise – added water from melting ice sheets and glaciers, and the expansion of sea water as…

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…

Shackleton’s evil ice scuppers hopes of finding Endurance

From The Times Excerpts: On November 21, 1915, Ernest Shackleton left Endurance for the last time and watched as his ship — his only refuge in the bleakest spot in…

Penguins, starfish, whales: Which animals will win and lose in a warming Antarctic?

Seafloor predators and open-water feeding animals will benefit from climate change, while those associated with sea ice for food or breeding are most at risk Marine Antarctic animals closely associated…

Taking down the latest Washington Post Antarctic scare story on 6x increased ice melt

Ice loss from Antarctica has sextupled since the 1970s, new research finds An alarming study shows massive East Antarctic ice sheet already is a significant contributor to sea-level rise Chris…

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…

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’…

Antarctic temperatures recently plunged close to the theoretically coldest achievable on Earth!

Guest inconvenience by David Middleton This story was previously discussed here at WUWT… But, why wasn’t this headline news in the Washington Post, New York Times, etc.?  Yes… That was…

Despite growing larger this year, NASA says the Antarctic ozone hole is healing

This year, the South Pole region of Antarctica was slightly colder than the previous few years, so the ozone hole grew larger. However, scientists from NASA have developed models to…

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…

Antarctica is rising in response to change that started with end of last ice age

New study shows that the land underneath a part of West Antarctica is rising five times faster than expected as the ice melts, revealing a surprisingly soft Earth structure beneath…

Scientists say “only a few millimetres sea level rise” if Antarctic ice shelf collapses

Collapse of Larsen C would add up to 2.5 mm to sea level by 2100 From the EUROPEAN GEOSCIENCES UNION New study puts a figure on sea-level rise following Antarctic ice…

Claim: melting of glaciers on one side of the globe can trigger disintegration of glaciers on the other side of the globe

From the Alfred Wegener Institute and the “Melting triggers sympathetic melting” department Scientists show how warm ocean water melted glaciers during the last glacial period – a potential template for…

Worriers: 30 years from now Antarctic treaty will expire “plunging the future of the continent into uncertainty”

Three decades from now, several crucial elements of the Antarctic Treaty will come up for possible renewal, plunging the future of the continent into uncertainty. For six decades, the treaty…

STRAINING AT GNATS IN ANTARCTICA

by Keith Henderson As a car buyer, would you be willing to pay anything significant to get a vehicle with 0.011% better gas mileage? As a businessman, does a 0.011%…

Volcanic heat source discovered under Pine Island Glacier, the poster child for Antarctic melting

[heat source] Plays critical role in movement, melting Via Eurekalert KINGSTON, R.I. — June 22, 2018 — A researcher from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography and…

Worse than they thought: Antarctica actually colder than scientists once believed

From the AGU and the “but, but, the continent is melting!” department. COLDEST PLACE ON EARTH IS COLDER THAN SCIENTISTS THOUGHT WASHINGTON — Tiny valleys near the top of Antarctica’s…

Study provides less gloom and doom about Antarctica

Antarctic ice sheet is melting, but rising bedrock below could slow it down COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY An international team, led by DTU Space at the Technical University of Denmark with…

NASA glaciologist Jay Zwally puts the hammer down: ‘Antarctica is gaining ice’

A new paper about to be in press, comes at the end of a flurry of papers and reports published this week that claims Antarctica was losing ice mass. Zwally…