West Antarctic ice sheet thinning dramatically

Scientists have known for some time that the West Antarctic ice sheet is thinning. But new research from the University of Leeds, UK, and based on European Space Agency satellite data has revealed that the ice loss is much greater and faster…

New research shows ice loss accelerating

ESA reports that a team of researchers from around the world has discovered that ice loss in Antarctica has accelerated three-fold since the last such study in 2012. Between 2012 and 2017, Antarctica lost 219 billion tonnes of ice a year, raising…

El Nino reaches to Antarctica

Recent research by the European Space Agency continues to confirm the complex interconnectedness of our planet's weather and climate systems - including how the El Nino event in the Pacific Ocea affects ice shelves off Antarctica. For more…