Latest News for: Antarctic journal


Seismic monitoring of permafrost uncovers trend likely related to warming

Phys Dot Org 08 Jul 2021
The study is part of a focus section in an upcoming issue of the journal on Arctic and Antarctic seismology ... The researchers were able to detect seasonal variations in seismic wave velocity, which they attribute to changes in the ice content of shallow (2 to 4 meters deep) permafrost ... Explore further ... DOI. 10.1785/0220200470 Journal information ... ....

History of Antarctic ice sheets holds clues for our future

Phys Dot Org 28 Jun 2021
The current Antarctic ice sheet is the largest block of ice on Earth, covering more than 14 million square kilometers ... The paper has been published in the journal Science Advances ... 10.1126/sciadv.abf5326 Journal information ... History of Antarctic ice sheets holds clues for our future ...

Antarctic lake suddenly disappears

Phys Dot Org 25 Jun 2021
This rare event, chronicled in a study published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, occurred during the 2019 Antarctic winter on Amery Ice Shelf in East Antarctica, and it is estimated that 600-750 million cubic meters (21-26 billion cubic feet) of water, about twice the volume of San Diego Bay, were lost to the ocean.

East Antarctic summer cooling trends caused by tropical rainfall clusters

Phys Dot Org 23 Jun 2021
This puzzling feature has received world-wide attention, because it is not far away from one of the well-known global warming hotspots—the Antarctic Peninsula ... In contrast, when the MJO-related rainfall occurs in the Indian Ocean, East Antarctic shows a pronounced warming.

Coronal mass ejections and cosmic ray observations at Syowa Station

Phys Dot Org 15 Jun 2021
... observations of the neutron monitor and muon detector at Syowa Station in the Antarctic in order to acquire bridging data ... Chihiro Kato et al, New cosmic ray observations at Syowa Station in the Antarctic for space weather study, Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (2021).

Maoris Credited With First Discovery of Antarctica in Latest Study

Ancient Origins 14 Jun 2021
In an 1899 article that appeared in the Journal of the Polynesian Society , Smith translated the following vivid description of the Antarctic oceanic region, as related in the Māori version of Hui Te Rangiora’s adventures. ... “European narratives of Antarctic history, effort and ...

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead review – a soaring achievement

The Guardian 14 Jun 2021
The equator is one; so is every line of longitude. The novel’s heroine, pioneering aviator Marian Graves, was attempting to become the first person to fly a great circle intersecting both poles in 1950 when her plane disappeared somewhere in the Antarctic. Decades later, her enigmatic, fragmentary journal is discovered, wrapped in a life-preserver.

AP News in Brief at 6:03 p.m. EDT

Brattleboro Reformer 12 Jun 2021
The AP and The New York Times each won two Pulitzers, the most prestigious prize in journalism, first awarded in 1917 ... Support our journalism ... Ice shelf protecting Antarctic glacier is breaking up faster. A critical Antarctic glacier is looking more vulnerable as satellite images ...

Pine Island Glacier's ice shelf is ripping apart, speeding up key Antarctic glacier

Phys Dot Org 11 Jun 2021
The study from researchers at the University of Washington and British Antarctic Survey was published June 11 in the open-access journal Science Advances ... the larger West Antarctic Ice Sheet, global seas could rise by several feet over the next few centuries ... Journal information.

An eye in the sky: Monitoring animal colonies using drones in the subantarctic

Phys Dot Org 08 Jun 2021
These isolated islands are home to millions of penguins, seals and seabirds ... Lead Author John Dickens, Zoological Field Assistant at the British Antarctic Survey said ... Dr ... Dr. Martin Collins, South Georgia science manager at the British Antarctic Survey said ... DOI. 10.3389/fmars.2021.654215 Journal information ... Provided by British Antarctic Survey ... ....

Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's stunning survival story

RNZ 06 Jun 2021
In 1914, on the eve of WWI, Ernest Shackleton set sail on an Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition, planning to make the first crossing of Antarctica from sea to sea, via the pole, on a ship aptly named Endurance ... An Antarctic Survival Story ... The Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition ...

Salps fertilize the Southern Ocean more effectively than krill

Phys Dot Org 02 Jun 2021
In comparison to the fecal pellets of krill, Antarctic phytoplankton can more easily take up the micronutrient iron from those produced by salps ... In the future, salps could more effectively stimulate the fixation of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in Antarctic microalgae than krill, as the team of researchers report in the journal Current Biology.

Māori view on Antarctica's future

Phys Dot Org 01 Jun 2021
Just published in the prestigious Nature Ecology & Evolution scientific journal, the article—Transforming Antarctic management and policy with an Indigenous Māori lens—asserts that customary Māori practices and values align with the need for protecting Antarctica's resources and environment ... 10.1038/s41559-021-01466-4 Journal information.

Scientists reconstruct past history of largest ice shelf on Antarctic Peninsula

Phys Dot Org 19 May 2021
Publishing this month in the journal Geology an international team describes how the largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula, has been stable for the past ~10,000 years ... Last month (April) it broke up completely, following a three year journey drifting from the Antarctic Peninsula to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia.

Antarctica is headed for a climate tipping point by 2060, catastrophic melting if carbon emissions ...

Phys Dot Org 18 May 2021
Scientists have long known that the Antarctic ice sheet has physical tipping points, beyond which ice loss can accelerate out of control. The new study, published in the journal Nature, finds that the Antarctica ice sheet could reach a critical tipping point in a few decades, when today's elementary school kids are raising their families.