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Study Finds High Melt Rates on Antarctica’s Most Stable Ice Shelf

January 14, 2016

…high, localized melt rates such as this one on Antarctica’s largest and most stable ice shelf are normal and keep Antarctica’s ice sheets in balance.

AWARE: The Most Comprehensive Meteorological Study of Antarctica Ever Undertaken

December 14, 2015

The ARM West Antarctic Radiation Experiment (AWARE) is a long-overdue effort to collect fundamental data in a challenging and remote region where changes in climate have worldwide implications. AWARE principal investigators from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM)…

Antarctica’s Floating Boundary Moves up to Nine Miles with the Tide

September 26, 2023

An international study co-authored by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has created a detailed record of the grounding line location of the southern Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica, showing that it moves up to 15 kilometers (nine miles) with the changing tide.

Upside-Down “Rivers” Threaten Antarctic Ice Shelves

March 14, 2016

…floating ice shelves in Antarctica, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder’s National Snow and Ice Data Center and co-authored by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Scripps researchers used satellite laser altimetry to provide a first look at…

Wave Vibrations Shaking Antarctic Ice Shelves

October 1, 2015

Scripps Oceanography researchers release early results of a seismic survey that shows how wave energy from as far away as the North Pacific Ocean shakes ice shelves in Antarctica and contributes to their breakup and collapse.

First Results from NASA’s ICESat-2 Mission Map 16 Years of Melting Ice Sheets

April 30, 2020

In a new study published in the journal Science on April 30, scientists found that net loss of ice from Antarctica, along with Greenland’s shrinking ice sheet, has been responsible for 14 millimeters (0.55 inches) of sea-level rise to the global ocean since 2003.

New Study Identifies Atmospheric Rivers as Contributor to Increased Snow Mass in West Antarctica

March 2, 2021

A new study published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters used NASA’s ice-measuring laser satellite to identify atmospheric river storms as a key driver of increased snowfall in West Antarctica during the 2019 austral winter.

Antarctic Ice Shelves Rapidly Thinning

March 26, 2015

…San Diego researchers has revealed that the thickness of Antarctica’s floating ice shelves has recently decreased by as much as 18 percent in certain areas over nearly two decades, providing new insights on how the Antarctic ice sheet is responding to climate change.

Study Uncovers Surprising Melting Patterns Beneath Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf

May 27, 2019

In a study published today in Nature Geoscience a team of scientists, including glaciologists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, detail how they discovered an ancient geologic structure under Antarctica’s largest ice shelf and describe how the ice she

UC San Diego Staffer Aims for 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 12 Months

December 6, 2016

Cheryl Hile, a fund manager at UC San Diego, has embarked on an ambitious effort to become the first patient with multiple sclerosis to run seven marathons on seven continents in a single year, including races in Hawaii this month and Antarctica in January.

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