Surface lakes cause Antarctic ice shelves to ‘flex’

The filling and draining of meltwater lakes has been found to cause a floating Antarctic ice shelf to flex, potentially threatening its stability.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 13, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change environment polar antarctic-ice-sheet

The search for Endurance

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. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 24, 2019 ~1 min

Tags:  polar  polar-science  shackleton  antarctic-ice-sheet

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