Antarctic Watch Headlines 10/28/2022

460-km-long river discovered snaking though base of Antarctic ice sheet
New Atlas, 2022-10-28
Among the many mechanisms shaping the Antarctic ice sheet are the processes playing out in its lower layers, and a newly discovered sub-glacial river suggests it may drain away faster than we thought.

Russia’s War in Ukraine Could Jeopardize Antarctic Wildlife
Time, 2022-10-27
But the Antarctic Treaty didn’t extend to the waters lapping at its edge, despite the fact that most of the continent’s life-forms depend on the sea for sustenance. As overfishing threatened to take its toll on the Southern Ocean,

River discovered beneath Antarctic may be accelerating ice loss
talker on, 2022-10-28
A research team found the base of the ice sheet has a more active water flow than previously believed The post River discovered beneath Antarctic may be accelerating ice loss appeared first on Talker.

Russia may again block Antarctic marine protections
The Boston Globe, 2022-10-27
Delegations from Russia and Ukraine are among those meeting in Australia this week to decide the future of Antarctica’s pristine waters.

Equilibrium/Sustainability — Russia could torpedo Antarctic conservation pact
YAHOO!News, 2022-10-27
International delegates have gathered this week to decide the fate of Antarctica’s marine environment amid escalating fears that Russia could blow conservation efforts off course. The 27 members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources — which includes both Russia and Ukraine — are meeting in Hobart,

Antarctic winds to bring unseasonable snow for parts of south-east Australia
ABC NEWS on, 2022-10-28
Get ready for a cold start to next month, when parts of south-east Australia are predicted to see snow at this time of year for the first time since 2008.

Antarctic ozone hole shrinks slightly
YAHOO!News, 2022-10-26
The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer shrank to about 8.9 million square miles in 2022, continuing a year-over-year trend, according to the latest data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Antarctic Ozone hole is getting smaller according to NOAA
WFAA8, 2022-10-27
Measurements show that the Antarctic ozone hole is 8.9 million square miles, which is smaller on average than it was in the late 1990s and early 2000s. There are seasonal variations and different weather patterns that vary the size through the year.