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AGU: Extraordinary Storms Cause Massive Antarctic Sea Ice Loss In 2016 - Los Alamos Daily Post

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AGU: Extraordinary Storms Cause Massive Antarctic Sea Ice Loss In 2016
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Antarctic sea ice is relatively thin – on average only 1 meter (3 feet) thick – making it extremely vulnerable to strong winds, said John Turner, a climate scientist with the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and lead author of the ...
NZ scientists in ambitious project to probe Spain-sized ice shelfNew Zealand Herald

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Finchingfield Primary School pupils have new Antarctic class-mate ... - Braintree and Witham Times

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:28

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Finchingfield Primary School pupils have new Antarctic class-mate ...
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PUPILS at a primary school have a new Antarctic class-mate after adopting a King Penguin.

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Scientific Expeditions Get Stuck in Arctic and Antarctic Ice - Canada Free Press

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:26

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Scientific Expeditions Get Stuck in Arctic and Antarctic Ice
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The ice breaker Aurora Australis helped rescue the 52 person crew on board the Antarctic sea ice research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy which ferried a global warming/polar ice melt exploration led by Professor Chris Turney. This expedition devolved into ...

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Whales Treat Ecuador to a Visit En Route to the Antarctic - teleSUR English

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 14:42

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Whales Treat Ecuador to a Visit En Route to the Antarctic
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These majestic mammals which can grow up to 60 feet long and weigh as much as 44 tons and are known to mate for life. | Photo: Efe. Previous; Next. Published 24 June 2017. 0. Comments. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook ...

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Finchingfield Primary School pupils have new Antarctic class-mate after King Penguin adoption - Halstead Gazette

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:09

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Finchingfield Primary School pupils have new Antarctic class-mate after King Penguin adoption
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PUPILS at a primary school have a new Antarctic class-mate after adopting a King Penguin. Finchingfield Primary School pupils have adopted the love-able animal, which lives in a penguin colony at Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands. The children ...

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One of the biggest icebergs ever is about to break off the Antarctic ... - The Independent

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 05:11

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One of the biggest icebergs ever is about to break off the Antarctic ...
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An ice shelf the size of Bali is days away from breaking off into the Antarctic ocean, scientists have warned. At 5000 square kilometres – equivalent to the US ...
Antarctic Sea Ice Loss Not Caused By Global W | The Daily CallerThe Daily Caller
The Antarctic Ice Sheet: what could its melting mean for our coastal ...Surfer Magazine

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Satellites Keep Eye on Huge Crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf - Live Science

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:53

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Satellites Keep Eye on Huge Crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf
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Scientists can track the growth of the crack with precision during the summer season by flying over it, but even during the dead of Antarctic night, they're still able to see it clearly thanks to eyes in the sky. Two European satellites, known as ...

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Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Days From Breaking Off - EcoWatch - EcoWatch

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:05

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Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Days From Breaking Off - EcoWatch
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Any day now we will witness climate change in action. Scientists predict a huge section of the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica will break off into the ocean.
The Uncertain Future of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet - EosEos
Giant iceberg set to crack off Antarctica – EchonetdailyEchonetdaily

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The Uncertain Future of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet - Eos

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:51

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The Uncertain Future of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
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During Quaternary glaciation cycles, when sea level was some 130 meters lower, the Antarctic Ice Sheet advanced across Antarctic continental shelves and calved into the surrounding ocean. Retreat of the ice sheet began when sea level began to rise ...
Giant iceberg set to crack off AntarcticaEchonetdaily

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India's Antarctic Ocean expedition to deploy under-ice mooring - Business Standard

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:46

India's Antarctic Ocean expedition to deploy under-ice mooring
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"During the Southern Ocean Expedition (SOE) 2017, detailed observations were made in the Prydz Bay (PB) region during austral summer," Dr N Anilkumar, from Ocean Science Group of Goa-based National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research ...

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Watch: Oracle Antarctic penguins predict All Blacks, Lions winner - so which way did they go? - TVNZ

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 00:12

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Watch: Oracle Antarctic penguins predict All Blacks, Lions winner - so which way did they go?
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Punters looking for an edge on who will win tomorrow night's hotly-contested first Test between the All Blacks and British and Irish Lions, look no further - a pack of adorable penguins are here to help you out. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00.
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Massive Antarctic ice shelf ready to split | Newshub - Newshub

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:35

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Massive Antarctic ice shelf ready to split | Newshub
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One of the biggest icebergs on record is like a "niggling tooth" about to snap off Antarctica and will be an extra hazard for ships around the frozen continent as it ...

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This week from AGU: Remarkable 2016 storms caused massive Antarctic sea ice loss - EurekAlert (press release)

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:02

This week from AGU: Remarkable 2016 storms caused massive Antarctic sea ice loss
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A series of unprecedented storms over the Southern Ocean likely caused the most dramatic decline in Antarctic sea ice seen to date, a new study in Geophysical Research Letters finds. The Landslide Blog. Much more detail about the Greenland landslide ...

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This week from AGU: Remarkable 2016 storms caused massive Antarctic sea ice loss - EurekAlert (press release)

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:30

This week from AGU: Remarkable 2016 storms caused massive Antarctic sea ice loss
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A series of unprecedented storms over the Southern Ocean likely caused the most dramatic decline in Antarctic sea ice seen to date, a new study in Geophysical Research Letters finds. The Landslide Blog. Much more detail about the Greenland landslide ...

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Crack in Antarctic ice shelf ready to produce 5000-square-kilometre iceberg - CBC.ca

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:10

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Crack in Antarctic ice shelf ready to produce 5000-square-kilometre iceberg
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"It's keeping us all on tenterhooks," Andrew Fleming of the British Antarctic Survey told Reuters of the lengthening and widening rift, adding "it feels like a niggling tooth" of a child as it comes loose. Ice shelves are flat-topped areas of ice ...
Ice shelf melts, fuels fearsThe Guam Daily Post
Portion Of West Antarctica Twice Size Of California Partially Melted In 2016CleanTechnica

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WATCH: Antarctic researchers take icy plunge to mark solstice - Times LIVE

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 04:02

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WATCH: Antarctic researchers take icy plunge to mark solstice
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Antarctic researchers welcomed the winter solstice with an exhilarating plunge into icy waters Wednesday as they look forward to brighter days after weeks of darkness. Expeditioners stationed at Australia's Davis station marked midwinter's day by ...
Antarctic expeditioners plunge into the freezing water through a hole in the sea iceThe Mercury
Australian Antarctic researchers celebrate winter solstice with icy swimThe Canberra Times
Because the isolation can drive you CRAZY! Australian scientists in Antarctica strip off for a swim in -33.5C to ...Daily Mail
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Unlocking Carbon History in the Antarctic Ice using the SmartTrak® 100 - AZoM

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 03:46

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Unlocking Carbon History in the Antarctic Ice using the SmartTrak® 100
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One important method for measuring the growing level of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere is to look back in time by measuring the quantity of CO2 locked in Antarctic ice. To expand this understanding, every year Stanford researcher David Mucciarone spends ...

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Antarctic researchers take icy plunge to mark solstice - Yahoo7 News

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 03:10

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Antarctic researchers take icy plunge to mark solstice
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Sydney (AFP) - Antarctic researchers welcomed the winter solstice with an exhilarating plunge into icy waters Wednesday as they look forward to brighter days after weeks of darkness. Expeditioners stationed at Australia's Davis station marked midwinter ...
WATCH: Crazy Australians swimming in the icy waters of Antarctica to mark the winter solsticeBusiness Insider Australia

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Antarctic expeditioners plunge into the freezing water through a hole in the sea ice - The Mercury

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 03:08

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Antarctic expeditioners plunge into the freezing water through a hole in the sea ice
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Antarctic expeditioners at Davis Station celebrated the winter solstice on Wednesday by cutting a hole in the sea ice with chainsaws and jumping in. The water was -1.8C, while the air temperature was -33.5C. The daring dip continues a long tradition of ...
WATCH: Antarctic researchers take icy plunge to mark solsticeTimes LIVE
Australian Antarctic researchers celebrate winter solstice with icy swimThe Canberra Times
WATCH: Crazy Australians swimming in the icy waters of Antarctica ...Business Insider Australia

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Antarctic pollution five times worse than previously thought - Raw Story

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:35

Raw Story

Antarctic pollution five times worse than previously thought
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Plastic pollution in the Antarctic is much worse than previously believed — five times worse, to be exact. According to a study by scientists at the University of Hull and the British Antarctic Survey, levels of microplastics in the region's waters ...

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