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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)…

Giving the Ice a Voice

February 16, 2017

…Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. “I placed my ear to the sea ice and I could hear not only the ice cracking and moving, but I could also hear seals talking to each other underneath,” said McClure. Photo by Glenn McClure. Deep within the ice shelves of Antarctica, there are…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

What Are You Doing this (Austral) Summer?

October 6, 2016

…a new summer in Antarctica, Scripps among the world’s largest science contingents on frozen continent As the sunny days in Antarctica begin their annual progression from nonexistent to never-ending, Scripps Institution of Oceanography is in the midst of one of its most diverse research seasons there ever. Nearly a dozen…

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