Antarctic Headlines 01/29/2020

Temperatures at a Florida-Size Glacier in Antarctica Alarm Scientists
New York Times, 2020-01-29
Researchers in Antarctica found unusually warm water beneath a massive glacier that is already melting and contributing to sea level rise.

Robotic Submarine Snaps First-Ever Images at Foundation of Notorious Antarctic Glacier
Georgia Tech News Center, 2020-01-29
During an unprecedented scientific campaign on an Antarctic glacier notorious for contributions to sea-level, researchers took first-ever images at the glacier’s foundations on the ocean floor. The area is key to Thwaites Glacier’s potential to become more dangerous, and in the coming months, the research team hopes to give the world a …

Scientists drill into Antarctic ‘doomsday glacier’ to see if it will collapse and flood the world
Metro, 2020-01-29
A team of scientists has dug down into a huge ice sheet known as the ‘doomsday glacier’ for the first time. The Thwaites Glacier is located in ‘one of the most remote and hostile areas of West Antarctica’. This huge chunk of frozen water was given its ominous apocalyptic nickname because of the risk it will break apart and dump so much …

China’s 36th Antarctic expedition team put two buoys into ocean
ECNS, 2020-01-29
China’s 36th Antarctic expedition team put two buoys into the ocean to acquire scientific data at 55.26 degrees south latitude and 17.56 east longitude. (Xinhua/Liu Shiping) Aerial photo shows China’s polar icebreaker Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2 …

Americans Forfeit 236 Million Vacation Days Annually
KRDO, 2020-01-29
She additionally serves on the Board of Governors for the American Polar Society and is the former Executive Director of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators. Denise was the spokesperson for the tourism industry at Antarctic Treaty Consultative meetings for 12 years. As a result of her many years of work within the …

Likelihood of space super-storms estimated from magnetic field observations
Shropshire Star, 2020-01-29
In a joint study by the University of Warwick and the British Antarctic Survey, scientists found that severe magnetic storms occurred in 42 out of the last 150 years. Great super-storms occurred in six years out of the last 150. While a storm may only last …

Atos, HLRN, Intel Start Second Phase of Lise Supercomputer
HPCwire, 2020-01-29
Among areas of focus are: Earth System Sciences – Including climate, oceans, rain forests, glaciers, Antarctic phytoplankton (microalgae), mineral dust cycles and the stratosphere. Fluid Dynamics – Including turbulence models for ship turbines …

2020 Travel Tips: Smart Ways To Save Money And Time
Forbes, 2020-01-29
You may be thinking about making your 2020 vacation plans right about now. Before you do, however, read below what I heard from four experts at last week’s New York Times Travel Show. During their sessions,

How the North American Trade Deal Will Affect Autos, Digital Trade, Drugs
U.S. News & World Report, 2020-01-29
The text also requires compliance with international agreements on endangered species, wetlands, Antarctic marine life, whaling and tuna fisheries. (Reporting by David Lawder in Washington …

Tea Route: Eager for the turn
Scuttlebutt Sailing News, 2020-01-29
“We are sailing the other way from the systems,” noted Joyon. “We crossed a trough of low pressure last night with northerly winds followed by an area of calms, then very rapidly the very cold Southerly wind from the Antarctic strengthened with some strong gusts. The boat rose right up on some nasty seas. “At the moment we are …

Sri Lankan tailors make national flags to celebrate 72nd Independence Day
Xinhua, 2020-01-29
Sri Lankan tailors make national flags at a small shop in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 29, 2020. Sri Lanka will celebrate its 72nd Independence Day on Feb. 4. (Photo by Gayan Sameera/Xinhua)

Vegetable supply ensured during fight against novel coronavirus in Qingdao
Xinhua, 2020-01-29
People buy vegetables at a supermarket in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, Jan. 29, 2020. To ensure the supply of vegetables during the fight against novel coronavirus in Qingdao, the local government has put vegetable reserves in the market …

Ronald Eddie ‘Ron’ Fox, 73, retired commercial airline pilot
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily, 2020-01-29
He retired as a commercial airline pilot after 22 years. Ron learned to fly at age 16 and was also a helicopter pilot. He was an avid sailor and cyclist and a world traveler, visiting all continents, except Antarctica, and all 50 U.S. states. Ron was an entrepreneur, a man who could fix anything, and a local “ROMEO.” Ron is survived by his …

Atos, HLRN, Intel Start Second Phase of Lise Supercomputer
HPCwire, 2020-01-29
Among areas of focus are: Earth System Sciences – Including climate, oceans, rain forests, glaciers, Antarctic phytoplankton (microalgae), mineral dust cycles and the stratosphere. Fluid Dynamics – Including turbulence models for ship turbines, wind turbines and aircraft wings. Healthcare – Including computer-aided drug design …

Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope dazzles with first light images
Astronomy Now, 2020-01-29
The alignment of Sun, Moon and Earth resulted in a partial solar eclipse on 13 September, visible only from the southern tip of Africa and Antarctica. But as NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, kept up its constant watch on the Sun, its view of the eclipse was photobombed by the Earth — the first time that an Earth eclipse and a …

Bulgarian government survives 4th no-confidence vote
Xinhua, 2020-01-29
SOFIA, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) — Bulgaria’s coalition government of the center-right GERB party and the nationalist United Patriots on Wednesday survived a fourth no-confidence motion in parliament. The motion was backed by 102 deputies of the Bulgarian …

How the North American Trade Deal Will Affect Autos, Digital Trade, Drugs
U.S. News & World Report, 2020-01-29
The text also requires compliance with international agreements on endangered species, wetlands, Antarctic marine life, whaling and tuna fisheries. (Reporting by David Lawder in Washington …

2020 Travel Tips: Smart Ways To Save Money And Time
Forbes, 2020-01-29
You may be thinking about making your 2020 vacation plans right about now. Before you do, however, read below what I heard from four experts at last week’s New York Times Travel Show. During their sessions,