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Antarctic melt and long term sea level rise – In the news

John Kerr posted in on October 16th, 2015.

New modelling of Antarctic ice-sheet loss paints a grim picture of long-term sea level rise. The new paper published in Nature by researchers from New Zealand, Australia and the US, used computer simulations to estimate how Antarctica will react to different warming scenarios in the future. Although there are uncertainties in the modelling, the simulations […]

Getting in the thick of Antarctic ice – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on November 25th, 2014.

Sea ice in the Antarctic may be thicker than previously thought, according to a study published online in Nature Geoscience. Although the aerial extent of Antarctic sea ice is easily tracked by satellites, estimating the thickness of the ice from above has proven challenging. Researchers from Australia, the US and the UK used an autonomous […]

Polar ice loss speed-up may not last – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on July 15th, 2013.

Satellite observations have measured accelerating polar ice mass loss over the past decade as part of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE). The unprecedented speed of recent ice loss has prompted some scientists to warn of the potential for sea level rise as much as 35 cm higher than the projections contained in the […]

3 News: Case for Martian water strengthens

Peter Griffin posted in on April 14th, 2010.

Dan Satherley reports for 3 News that two new reports have strengthened the case for water not being an earth-only phenomenon. One report suggests that the moon has large ice deposits in some areas, whereas the other has found evidence that a change in the shape of moon gullies could be due to water melting […]

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