ice sheet

BAS scientists react strongly to latest IPCC report

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report on Monday 8 Oct 2018, calling for global action to prevent catastrophic climate change. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) talked about their reactions and the risks of further melting of the Antarctic ice sheets. Read their comments here...



Good news for the West Antarctic Ice Sheet?

The calculating the impact of physical processes like ice-loss and climate change on Antarctica is extremely complex. And often the outlook is bad. But over the summer, scientists from Ohio State University, USA, found that the bedrock under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is rising faster than expected. That could be good news, because as the land rises it could help stabilize the ice sheet and prevent further melting. Read more....

The western ice sheet is melting, what about the east?

It's widely known that the West Antarctic ice sheet is melting and now scientists believe the ice sheet in the East is succumbing to the effects of climate change. This fascinating article from National Geographic explains the background. It includes some great videos giving non-technical explanations of glaciers and ice-sheets - and the images are stunning.