Short-term changes in Antarctica's ice shelves are key to predicting their long-term fate

An international team of scientists from over 40 organizations around the world has completed the most comprehensive assessment of how Antarctica's ice mass is changing – and as expected, the results are worrying. The Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE) shows that the rate of ice loss – and the resulting sea level rise – has tripled since 2012, compared to a more steady rate over the last 25 years... Continue Reading Antarctic ice loss and sea level rise rates have tripled since 2012 Category: Environment Tags: Antarctic Climate Change ESA glacier Ice JPL Related Articles: Undiscovered plants and animals may reside in warm caves under Antarctic glaciers Million-year old water explains Blood Falls mystery Drone takes the lead in Antarctic icebreaking mission New ic

Short-term changes in Antarctica's ice shelves are key to predicting their long-term fate

Antarctica's ice sheet contains enough ice to raise global sea levels by around 180 feet if it all melted. But dramatic, eye-catching changes to Antarctica's floating ice shelves, such as calving ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from

Antarctica has lost nearly 3 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992

It can be easy to overlook the monstrous scale of the Antarctic ice sheet. Ice, thick enough in many places to bury mountains, covers a continent roughly the size of the US and Mexico combined. ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from

Antarctica’s Ice Is Melting Even Faster, and Scientists Are Deeply Worried

'Things are happening. They are happening faster than we expected.'

Wed 13 Jun 18 from TIME

Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

Satellites observing the White Continent detect a jump in the rate of ice being lost to the ocean.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from BBC News

How to save Antarctica (and the rest of Earth too)

Decisions made in the next decade will determine whether Antarctica suffers dramatic changes that contribute to a metre of global sea level rise.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from

Much of East Antarctica remained frozen during past 8 million years

Three major ice sheets are being closely watched by scientists as global temperatures increase, glaciers melt and sea levels rise. Of the three, the East Antarctic Ice Sheet is the largest potential ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from


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