Antarctic Watch Headlines 10/16/2022

East Antarctic glacier melting at 70.8bn tonnes a year due to warm sea water
The Guardian, 2022-10-14
Denman glacier in remote part of the continent could become unstable, possibly contributing to more sea level rise than predicted

Diary of youngest member of Scott’s Antarctic voyage published 55 years after his death
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2022-10-15
Legend says young Clarence Hare’s dog helped him survive two days in an Antarctic blizzard 120 years ago. Now you can read Hare’s diary.

Douglas Mawson: a tale of tragedy and survival in the Antarctic
History Extra, 2022-10-14
Douglas Mawson is not the most famous hero of Antarctic exploration, but, as Nige Tassell reveals, the Australian overcame the odds in one of the age’s most disastrous

Australian scientists observe ‘rapid’ decline in Adélie penguin numbers off Antarctic coast
The Guardian, 2022-10-11
Ecologists believe population decline near Mawson research station is related to environmental changes that made foraging difficult

Scientists discover 1 million-year-old DNA sample lurking beneath Antarctic seafloor
Live Science on, 2022-10-13
Analysis of DNA samples collected from beneath the seafloor in Antarctica has revealed that some of the ancient genetic material could be around 1 million years old.

Mittens, harpoons and one very cold canary: the history of the Antarctic in 100 surprising objects
The Daily Telegraph on, 2022-10-14
Jean de Pomereu and Daniella McCahey’s handsome survey takes in the world’s most remote region, from a dinosaur femur to ‘pee flags’

Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science launched in Hobart
The Mercury, 2022-10-16
A newly established research centre based in Hobart will seek to gain a better understanding of how East Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are influencing climate change, with its work expected to be of global significance.

Doctor swaps Cornish home to live two months a year on freezing cold Antarctic ice shelf
Wales Online, 2022-10-14
Meet the fearless expedition doctor who spends two months a year living on a freezing cold ice shelf – in Antarctica. Paddy Mitton, 47, says he feels in his “element” supporting adventurers destined for the South Pole,

Seasonal change in Antarctic ice sheet movement observed
Science Daily, 2022-10-06
The researchers identified distinct, seasonal movements in the flow of land-based ice draining into George VI Ice Shelf — a floating platform of ice roughly the size of Wales — on the Antarctic …