Antarctic Watch Headlines 09/26/2022

Antarctic Microbes Could Help Unlock Climate Mysteries
Forbes, 2022-09-23
Argentinian-Chilean microbiologist Julieta Orlando is studying the past, present and future of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic biodiversity, including the microorganisms that could help us understand the impact of climate change on these ecosystems.

University of Birmingham: Scientists chart 45 million years of Antarctic temperature change
India Education Diary, 2022-09-26
The team, led by scientists from Victoria University of Wellington (NZ) and Birmingham (UK) say their results suggest we are nearing a ‘tipping point’ where ocean warming caused by atmospheric CO2 wil

Data set update: Images of Antarctic Ice Shelves, Version 2 (NSIDC-0102)
Arctic Sea Ice, 2022-09-26
Images of Antarctic Ice Shelves, Version 2 (NSIDC-0102), accessible through the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC), has been updated to include MODIS imagery through July 2022.

Antarctic researchers gain insights from on high as they count seals from space
The Guardian, 2022-09-19
Scientists used satellite images and more than 300,000 volunteers to count Weddell seals, a key Southern Ocean indicator species

University of Texas research into Antarctic ice provides insights into Jupiter moon Europa
YAHOO!News, 2022-09-21
The results of this study can be used to uncover more information about Europa’s habitability and to prepare the Europa Clipper spacecraft.

British Antarctic Survey is releasing 25 years of aerogeophysical data
Uruguay News, 2022-09-25
Over the past 50 years, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has been one of the significant acquirers of aero geophysical data over Antarctica, providing scientists with gravity, magnetic …

Brazil’s Antarctic program to get new research ship in 2025
agenciabrasil.ebc, 2022-09-19
The Antarctic Support Ship, or Napant, is expected to replace Norway-made oceanographic support ship Ary Rongel, operational in the program since 1994.

Record of Antarctic ice sheet response to climate cycles found in rock samples
news.ucsc, 2022-09-16
(Photo by Jessica Gagliardi) By analyzing unusual rock samples collected years ago in Antarctica, scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have discovered a remarkable record of how the East Antarctic Ice Sheet has responded to changes in …

Scientists chart 45 million years of Antarctic temperature change
Science Daily, 2022-09-25
Molecular fossils and machine learning have enabled scientists to build the first charts of Antarctic ocean temperatures over the past 45 million years, offering important insights into future sea level changes.