Meltwater pulse 1A, a period of rapid sea level rise after the last deglaciation, was powered by melting ice from North America and Scandinavia, according to new research.
A new analysis of long-term satellite records shows the East Antarctic Ice Sheet is unexpectedly dependent on fluctuations in weather. This study may improve models of how much sea levels will rise.
A los científicos les preocupa que los modelos climáticos actuales no tomen en cuenta el impacto de las condiciones atmosféricas en la capa de hielo del Groenlandia, y en consecuencia, puedan subestimar drásticamente su derretimiento.
East Antarctica’s lakes cluster in patterns similar to those on Greenland’s ice sheet, which is melting rapidly.
Satellite data reveal how colorful algae are melting the Greenland ice sheet.
Airborne radar from the Recovery Glacier system demonstrates the importance of characterizing the underlying causes of ice flow speedup to understand how glacial discharge could change in the future.
A new chronology shows that ice-free areas existed along the British Columbia coast earlier than previously thought.
Using satellite imagery of grounded icebergs near Greenland, researchers estimate the drafts of these ice masses and therefore water depth, measurements that shed light on future sea level rise.
Complex interactions between ice sheets and other components of the Earth system determine how ice sheets contribute to sea level rise.
Antarctic lakes have contributed to ice shelf breakup in the past, but a glacier in Greenland appears safe from a similar fate, thanks to a river that drains away water.