Tagged: West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Totten hots up, ice shelves melting: it’s grim down south - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 30, 2015

Much news in recent weeks from Antarctica, and none of it good. An Argentinian base on the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula recently reported a new high temperature record for the continent — 17.5ºC. A team of scientists has discovered that East Antarctica’s Totten Glacier — which drains a catchment that contains enough ice to […] … Read More

TDB today: Goodbye coastline – we are beyond the point of no return - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 21, 2014

In which I pull together the strands of the recent bad news from Antarctica and Greenland, and lament the loss of the coastline we all grew up with — no longer a theoretical possibility but a long term certainty. Check out Goodbye coastline – we are beyond the point of no return, this week’s post […] … Read More

PIG and pals pass point of no return – West Antarctic ice melt inevitable - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 13, 2014

Two new papers published this week suggest that the West Antarctic glaciers draining into the Amundsen Sea — the Pine Island, Thwaites, Haynes, Pope, Smith and Kohler glaciers — are melting rapidly and are now committed to collapse, adding up to 1.2 metres to future sea level rise. In the NASA JPL video above, Eric […] … Read More

Frozen Friday Fab Four #1 - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf Mar 28, 2014

Four of the Antarctic or anything else headlines/social media bits that have grabbed my attention this week.   1. A new study (full reference here) released has just shown that there’s a lot more ice being lost from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet than previously thought. We should … Read More