Reining in global mean sea level rise from land-ice wastage and ocean thermal expansion requires reducing global mean surface temperatures to near-preindustrial values.
Radar data reveal where, when, and how fast the base of the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf has been losing mass in recent years.
New high-resolution seafloor imagery shows a series of delicate ridges produced by the glacier’s front as it bobbed daily with the tides, revealing a recent period of rapid retreat.New high-resolution seafloor imagery shows a series of delicate ridges produced by the glacier’s front as it bobbed daily with the tides, revealing a recent period of rapid retreat.
New research shows that increased calving from West Antarctica’s Pine Island Ice Shelf will likely drive increased circulation of warm water—and melting—below the ice.
An upward trend in fossilized charcoal indicates that wildfires may have contributed to extinctions during the Great Dying.
Antarctica’s Thwaites and Pine Island Glaciers are melting faster than they have in the past 5,500 years, new evidence shows. Against expectations, their pasts have been remarkably stable.
While overwintering in Antarctica, Foster maintains the South Pole Telescope facilities.
Unprecedented images of Mount Erebus’s inner workings show the unique trappings of a CO2-rich rift volcano.
An international initiative aims to collect a comprehensive airborne data set from the Antarctic Ice Sheet margin to better estimate ice discharge and sea level contributions today and in the future.
Scientists are updating ice stream models to understand the ways in which deep groundwater systems impact ice flow.