Antarctic sea-ice models improve for the next IPCC report

University of Washington The world of climate modeling is complex, requiring an enormous amount of coordination and collaboration to produce. Models feed on mountains of different inputs to run simulations…

Traces of ancient rainforest in Antarctica point to a warmer prehistoric world

Imperial College London Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time. A team from the…

Southern Weather Discovery

Handwriting recognition casts new light on climate change from NIWA on Vimeo. Be a volunteer! Check it out here. HT/Steven Mosher

New research first to relate Antarctic sea ice melt to weather change in tropics

Diminishing sea ice translates to warmer ocean, more rain, and stronger trade winds University of California – San Diego Arctic and Antarctic ice loss will account for about one-fifth of…

Antarctic ice cliffs may not contribute to sea-level rise as much as predicted

From MIT Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Monday, October 21, 2019 Study finds even the tallest ice cliffs should support their own weight rather…

Icebergs delay Southern Hemisphere future warming

Institute for Basic Science New research, published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, has found that Antarctic icebergs can weaken and delay the effect of Global Warming in the…

Antarctic sea ice is declining dramatically

A 40-y record reveals gradual Antarctic sea ice increases followed by decreases at rates far exceeding the rates seen in the Arctic Claire L. Parkinson PNAS first published July 1,…

How complexity science can quickly detect climate record anomalies Santa Fe Institute

From Eurekalert Public Release: 14-Dec-2018 The history of our climate is written in ice. Reading it is a matter of deciphering the complex signals pulled from tens of thousands of…

Climate change impacts Antarctic biodiversity habitat

From the University of Queensland IMAGE: Climate change impacts Antarctic biodiversity habitat. view more Credit: Peter Ryan Ice-free areas of Antarctica – home to more than 99 per cent of…