Tag Archive for 'West Antarctica'

West Antarctic ice sheet among the fastest-warming regions on Earth

December 23rd, 2012 by Ohio State University

Research published in the paper ‘Central West Antarctica among the most rapidly warming regions on Earth‘ in Nature Geoscience states that the western part of the ice sheet is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought. This discovery raises concern about the future contribution of melt water from Antarctica to sea level rise. […]

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 […]