Ice sheets thousands of kilometers apart influence each other through sea level changes.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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The ice shelves surrounding the Antarctic coastline retreated at speeds of up to 50 metres per day at the end of the last Ice Age, far more rapid than the satellite-derived retreat rates observed today, new research has found.
May 28, 2020 • ~6 min
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Newly available archival film has revealed the eastern ice shelf of Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is melting faster than previous estimates, suggesting the shelf may collapse sooner than expected.
Sept. 3, 2019 • ~5 min
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The filling and draining of meltwater lakes has been found to cause a floating Antarctic ice shelf to flex, potentially threatening its stability.
Feb. 13, 2019 • ~6 min
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In early January, a team of Cambridge scientists set out on an expedition to study and map the Larsen C ice shelf in western Antarctica, and – ice conditions permitting – search for the wreckage of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance.
Jan. 24, 2019 • ~1 min
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