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view of the ross ice shelf from the ogs explora

Exploring the Unknown of the Ross Sea in Sea Ice–Free Conditions

A team of polar scientists aboard the OGS Explora, cruising in rare ice-free conditions, discovered new evidence of ancient and modern-day ice sheet sensitivity to climatic fluctuations — An international team of scientists boarded the research vessel OGS Explora in the port of Hobart, Tasmania, on 19 January 2017, heading out on a 2-month expedition …

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pine island glacier, west antarctic ice shelf

Land uplift ‘could prevent’ collapse of West Antarctic ice sheet

The rapid rise of bedrock beneath one of the fastest melting regions of the West Antarctic ice sheet could help prevent it collapsing, new research suggests — The natural uplift of the ground in response to melting of ice could help stabilise the ice sheet by “literally pin[ning] the ice to the rock”, the lead …

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Should we be worried about surging Antarctic ice melt and sea level rise

Short answer: maybe — There’s recently been a spate of sea level rise denial in the conservative media, but in reality, sea level rise is accelerating and melting ice is playing an increasingly large role. In the first half of the 20th Century, average global sea level rose by about 1.4 millimeters per year (mm/yr). …

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