Antarctic Watch Headlines 11/05/2022

Russia, China block plans for Antarctic marine protections
ABC, 2022-11-05
Russia and China have again blocked plans supported by the European Union, the United States and 23 other nations to protect three vast stretches of ocean around Antarctica from most fishing

BAS has launched its Antarctic field season with an ambitious range of projects
MercoPress, 2022-11-05
The British Antarctic Survey, BAS, Antarctic field season has begun, with a challenging and ambitious range of projects to be delivered at five BAS research stations and across the wider continent. Over 500 people are working in Antarctica this season on BAS research stations,

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 …

New research shows Antarctic summer thaw starts earlier, ends later than previously believed, 2022-10-31
The research, titled “Timing and duration of ephemeral Antarctic water tracks and wetlands using high temporal-resolution satellite imagery, high spatial-resolution satellite imagery, and ground …

Earth’s Antarctic Ozone Hole Continued Shrinking In 2022
SpaceRef, 2022-10-31
Credits: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens The annual Antarctic ozone hole reached an average area of 8.9 million square miles (23.2 million square kilometers) between Sept.

‘We’ll die like gentlemen’: Antarctic explorer Scott’s letter could fetch £600k at auction
Daily Express, 2022-11-02
The former army captain wandered into the -40C Antarctic tundra after uttering the famous words: “I may be some time”. Bonhams in London, says the document, which goes under the hammer on November …

Massive Antarctic iceberg ripped in two by powerful ocean currents, 2022-10-23
Fractures in an Antarctic iceberg were likely caused by rapid changes in the currents that flow through the Southern Ocean. (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) (opens in new …

Antarctic ozone hole shrinks slightly
The Hill, 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 …

Antarctic summer thaw starts earlier, ends later than previously believed
Science Daily, 2022-10-31
Antarctic summer thaw starts earlier, ends later than previously believed Seasonal thaw begins nearly a month earlier, lasts two-months longer than previously believed Date: October 31, 2022 …