New research shows Antarctic summer thaw starts earlier, ends later than previously believed
New research from Colgate University changes our understanding of seasonal thawing in parts of Antarctica, as scientists have learned that summer thawing occurs nearly a month earlier, and stays thawed for a full two months longer than previously believed.
Earth’s Antarctic Ozone Hole Continued Shrinking In 2022
Antarctic ozone hole reached an average area of 8.9 million square miles (23.2 million square kilometers) between Sept. 7 and Oct. 13, 2022.
Antarctic: Scientists unexpectedly discover concealed river system the size of Germany and France combined
Interesting Engineering, 2022-10-27
Scientists unexpectedly discover a 460-kilometer-long river beneath the Antarctic ice sheet which may accelerate ice melting as the planet warms.
The mysterious river hidden under the Antarctic Ice Sheet that could be speeding up ice loss, study finds
Daily Mail, 2022-10-27
A river longer than the Thames has been discovered under the Antarctic Ice Sheet, and scientists say it could be speeding up ice loss as the climate warms. The 286 mile-long (460 km) waterway has …
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.
Icebreakers embark on Antarctic expedition
The nation’s first domestically built research icebreaker Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2, departed on Wednesday from Shanghai to embark on its 39th Antarctic expedition. The two Xuelong icebreakers will conduct scientific research on the impact of global climate change in the key ocean area,
Equilibrium/Sustainability — Russia could torpedo Antarctic conservation pact
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,
Why is the Antarctic Ozone hole getting smaller?
DALLAS — NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) released a statement this week stating the Antarctic Ozone hole is slightly smaller in 2022. Measurements show that the Antarctic …
Antarctic summer thaw starts earlier, ends later than previously believed
Science Daily, 2022-10-31
New research changes our understanding of seasonal thawing in parts of Antarctica, as scientists have learned that summer thawing occurs nearly a month earlier, and stays thawed for a full two months longer than previously believed.