Antarctic Headlines 05/15/2022

Sea ice can control Antarctic ice sheet stability, new research finds
Phys.org, 2022-05-13
Despite the rapid melting of ice in many parts of Antarctica during the second half of the 20th century, researchers have found that the floating ice shelves which skirt the eastern Antarctic Peninsula have undergone sustained advance over the past 20 years.

What’s behind the surprising growth of one Antarctic ice sheet?
Euronews on MSN.com, 2022-05-13
Scientists think changing wind patterns and floating sea ice has led to the growth of ice sheets in eastern Antarctica.

The Antarctic on top in Naas sunshine
irishracing.com, 2022-05-15
The Coolmore Stud Calyx Race saw 4/9 favourite The Antarctic, partnered by Seamie Heffernan, confirm Tipperary form with Wodao.

The Antarctic stays unbeaten and on track for Royal Ascot
racingtv, 2022-05-15
It was almost a carbon copy of The Antarctic’s Tipperary debut as Aidan O’Brien’s talented two-year-old maintained his unbeaten record in the Coolmore Stud Caly

The Quest to Save an Antarctic Kingdom Before It Falls Into Ruin
CNET, 2022-05-05
The dramatic tale stopped all of King’s children from wanting to own a motorcycle. All except Rob King, a krill biologist at the Australian Antarctic Division. In the world of Antarctic krill, the 6-foot-6 Rob King is a giant — literally and figuratively.

Newly discovered lake may hold secret to Antarctic ice sheet’s rise and fall
Phys.org, 2022-05-09
Scientists investigating the underside of the world’s largest ice sheet in East Antarctica have discovered a city-size lake whose sediments might contain a history of the ice sheet since its earliest beginnings.

Antarctic sea ice volume reaches record low
MSN, 2022-05-12
The volume of Antarctic sea ice is now at its lowest since records began, reversing a trend of expansion over the last five years, according to scientists. Less than two million square kilometers (772,000 miles) of ice sheet remain at the South Pole for …

Some Antarctic ice shelves grew in area over the last 20 years – study
YAHOO!News, 2022-05-12
Researchers say their findings ‘highlight the complexity and often-overlooked importance of sea ice’ to the health of ice shelves.

Ancient groundwater discovered deep below Antarctic ice
Washington Examiner on MSN.com, 2022-05-09
Scientists ventured beneath the surface to discover a reservoir of water hidden thousands of feet below an ice sheet in western Antarctica.