Eight hundred meters below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, microbes in subglacial Lake Whillans create organic carbon that helps power the Southern Ocean’s vast food chain.
Estos eventos sísmicos, provocados por los icebergs que se vuelcan y chocan contra Thwaites, revelan que el glaciar ha perdido parte de su plataforma flotante de hielo.
A new community pool of seismic instrumentation will facilitate and advance geologic and cryospheric research in Earth’s ice-covered environments.
This Antarctic glacier is rapidly losing mass. An international team is digging into the ice to figure out just how bad it is.
These seismic events, triggered by icebergs capsizing and ramming into Thwaites, reveal that the glacier has lost some of its floating ice shelf.
Using cosmogenic nuclide dating, scientists determined a 10-meter core just below the surface to be over a million years old.
The water under a vulnerable Antarctic glacier is warming. Its catastrophic collapse could trigger a dramatic increase in global sea level.
Scientists detonate explosives in West Texas to prepare for fieldwork in West Antarctica.
New research reconstructing the topography of Antarctica shows that the continent has 25% less land above sea level than when ice first started to accumulate 34 million years ago.
Bubbles of greenhouse gases trapped in ice shed new light on an important climate transition that occurred about a million years ago.