Tag Archive for 'Amundsen Sea'

Warm sea currents undermining West Antarctic glaciers

December 11th, 2012 by University of Gothenburg

The ice sheet in West Antarctica is melting faster than expected. New observations published by oceanographers from the University of Gothenburg and the US may improve our ability to predict future changes in ice sheet mass. The research was published in the paper “Persistent inflow of warm water onto the central Amundsen shelf” in the […]

Antarctic ice sheet may melt more rapidly with thinning of ice shelf

May 10th, 2012 by Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

The Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf fringing the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, may start to melt rapidly in this century and no longer act as a barrier for ice streams draining the Antarctic Ice Sheet. These predictions are made by climate researchers of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association in the […]