Antarctica

 

Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty    Conservation biogeography of the Antarctic    Prehistory of Antarctica

The current enviironmental situation and proposals for the management of the Fildes Peninsula Region

Enhanced international cooperation needed in Antarctica    Mining in the Antarctic    Antarctica at risk

The challenges facing the vulnerable Antarctic    Antarctic 'pole of ignorance' finally addressed   

More and better science in Antarctica through increased logistical effectiveness     

80 questions about the southern tip of the world    List of 80 questions   

Films & videos of Antarctica:

A voyage to Antarctica

Filming under water: life in Antarctica in 360 degrees VR

Stunning time-lapse brings Antartica ice breaking adventure to life

Time-lapse photos and synched weather data unlock Antarctic secrets 

Visiting the most vulnerable place on Earth: the 'doomsday glacier

Mapping Antarctica:

Bedmap2: NASA's Icebridge mission contributes to new map of Antarctica

Bedmap2 gives scientists a more detailed view of Antarctics's landmass

Researchers release the most accurate map of Antarctica terrain

NASA-USGS Landsat 8 satellite pinpoints coldest spots on Earth

NASA Airborne Mission Maps Remote, Deteriorating Glaciers

Cryosat maps largest-ever flood beneath Antartica

Earliest maps of Antarctic and Arctic sea-ice

Cryosat reveals Antarctica in 3D

Antarctic Ice Dynamics:

Ice apocalypse

The big meltdown

Is Antarctica Melting?

Cracking the ice code

Ice streams in Antarctica

Flow of Ice across Antarctica

Antarctica's ice loss on the rise

Antarctic ice safety bands at risk

Antartica's ice losses on the rise

Antarctic ice cap melting faster and faster

Geophysics could slow Antarctic ice retreat

Antarctic images reveal decades of ice loss

More ice loss through snowfall on Antarctica  

Vintage radar film tracks what's beneath Antarctic ice

Cryosat finds sharp increase in Antarctica's ice losses

Coastal Antarctic permafrost melting faster than expected

The Warming of Antarctica: A Citadel of Ice Begins to Melt

Stabilizing the West Antarctic Ice Sheet by mass deposition

Coastal Antarctica permafrost melting faster than we expected

Slowdown in Antarctic mass loss from solid Earth and sea-level feedbacks

Antarctic lakes & othere structures below the ice:

Antarctic's hidden world revealed

The making of Antarctica's hidden fjords

The geography of Antarctica's underside

Underground Antarctic lakes, rivers & hotspots

Giant channels discovered beneath Antarctica ice shelf

Scientists find Grand Canyon-sized rift under Antarctic ice

Giant trench under Antarctica ice deeper than Grand Canyon

Study suggests large methane reservoirs beneath Antarctic ice sheet

First estuary found under Antarctica ice -- the prospects are fascinating

Scientists just drilled through thousands of feet of ice into a 'lost' Antarctic lake

Drilling team reaches convergence of ice sheet, ocean and land in Antarctic

A shared resource for studying extreme polar environments

Antarctic life below the ice:

Antarctic aquifers may support microbial life

Hidden beneath a half-mile office, Antarctic lake teems with life

Glass sponges take advantage of retreating Antarctic ice shelves

Subglacial Lake Vostok accretion ice contains a diverse set of sequences from aquatic, marine and sediment-inhabiting bacteria and eukarya

Antarctic sea ice, ice sheet and ice shelf dynamics:

Sea ice in Antartica

Ice sheets in Antartica

Ice shelves in Antarctica

Development and dynamics of ice sheets

Ice sheet retreat controlled by the landscape

Massive crevasses and bendable ice affect stability of Antarctic ice shelf

Ice-loss moves the Earth 250 miles beneath our feet

Antarctica ice sheet preserves invisible mountain range

Giant atmospheric rivers add mass to Antarctica's ice sheet

NASA study: mass gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet greater than losses

Spring-summer albedo variations of Antarctic sea ice from 1982 to 2009

Gravity data show that Antarctica ice sheet is melting increasingly faster

Researchers find Antarctic ice-sheet less stable than previously assumed

Why Antarctica sea ice cover has increased under the effects of climate change

Researchers decipher the Miocene: growth of Antarctic ice sheet triggered warming in the Southern Ocean

New mission boosts understanding of how ocean melts Antarctic ice sheet

Study projects big thaw for Antarctic sea ice

What's Holding Antarctic Sea Ice Back From Melting?

Has Antarctic sea ice expansion been overestimated?

Mapping ice sheet grounding lines with CryoSat-2

Antarctic winds and waves:

Powerful winds carving away Antarctic snow

Tropical air circulation drives fall warming on Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic ice shelf 'sings' as winds whip across its surface

Wind-blown Antarctic sea ice helps drive ocean circuation

Near Antarctic ocean dynamics: 

Changing atmospheric conditions may contribute to stronger ocean wave activity on Antarctica Peninsula

Seismic waves will measure the effects of ocean waves on Antarctic ice shelves

New Antarctica geological timeline aids future sea-level predictions

Warm ocean currents cause majority of ice loss from Antarctica

Deep, old water explains why Antarctic Ocean hasn't warmed

Geoscientist studies Antarctic ice shelf ocean-interaction

Ocean circulation in the coastal waters around Antarctica

Coldest, deepest ocean water mysteriously disappears

The fate of bioavailable iron in Antarctic coastal seas

Warming ocean could start big shift of Antarctic ice 

Warm ocean drives most Antarctic ice shelf loss 

How do the deep waters of the Antarctic form?

Warming ocean thawing Antarctica glacier

What steers Antartica's largest current?

Antarctic seawater temperatures rising

Heat comes from the deep

Icebergs:

Academics track Manhattan-sized iceberg to prevent maritime hazard

Antarctica's supersized icebergs shut down currents

Watching the birth of an Iceberg

Glaciers:

International Antartica glacier study to focus on sea level changes

Scientists cast doubt on what triggered Antarctica glaciation

'Tiger stripes' underneath Antarctica glaciers slow the flow

The Southern Ocean: 

The International Bathymetric Chart of the Southern Ocean

Tropical sea temperatures influence melting in Antarctica

Volcanic activity in Antarctica:

Researchers find evidence of fire in Antarctic ice

Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica

Shimmering water reveals cold volcanic vent in Antarctic waters

Antarctica's past climate:

Ancient ice melt unearthed in Antarctica mud

Clues to climate cycles dug from South Pole snow pit 

Antarctic Ice core contains unrivaled detail of past climate

Tiny fosslis hold answers to big questions on climate change

Plunge in CO2 put the freeze on Antarctica

Antarctic ice sheet is result of CO2 decrease, not continental breakup

Researchers refine assessment of tipping elements of the climate system

The dominant role of extreme precipitation events in Antarctic snowfall variability

33.6 million years ago Earth got the Antarctic Polar Icecap - and a plankton food web 

Comparing Arctic with Antarctic Weather & Climate:

Opposite behavior: Arctic sea ice shrinks, Antarctica grows!

Study helps explain sea ice differences at Earth's poles

Poles apart: a record breaking summer and winter

Simultaneous ice melt in Antarctic and Arctic

Resolving the paradox of Antarctic sea ice

Antarctic sea ice - a polar opposite?    

West Antartica Ice Sheet:

West Antarctic melt rate has tripled

What lies beneath West Antarctica? 

Accelerated glacier melting in West Antacrtica 

Wind analysis links West Antarctic ice loss to humans

West Antarctica ice shelf breaking up from the inside out

A 308 year record of climate variablility in West Antartica

Local destabilization can cause complete loss of West Antarctica ice

Researchers map oceanic troughs below ice sheets in West Antarctica

Researchers find major West Antarctic glacier melting from geothermal sources

West Antarctica ice-sheet existed 20 million years earlier than previously thought

Evidence for a water system transition beneath Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica

Study finds surprisingly high geothermal heating beneath West Antarctic ice sheet

Melt rate of West Antarctic Ice Sheet highly sensitive to changes in ocean temperatures

Widespread riifting and retreat of ice-shelf margins in the eastern Amudsen Embayment between 1972 and 2011

Thwaites's Glacier:

Time is running out for Thwaite's Glacier

Giant Antarctica glacier beyond point of no return

'Glacial earthquake' spotted for the first time on Thwaites

Ancient Antartic ice melt increased sea level by 3+ metres, and it could happen again

Early Last Interglacial ocean warming drove substantial ice mass loss from Antartica

How much, how fast? Research on the instability of Antartica's Thwaite's Glacier in the 21st Century

Scientists image vast subglacial water system underpinning West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier

Pine Island:

El Nino tied to melting of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier

Current ice melt rate in Pine Island Glacier may go for decades

Strong sensitivity of Pine Island ice-shelf melting to climatic variability

East Antarctic Ice Sheet:

East Antarctica is sliding sideways

Breaking through the ice at Lake Vostok

Russian drilling at South Pole opens new doors

East Antarctic ice sheet has stayed frozen for 14 million years

East Antarctica mellting could be explained by oceanic gateways

New Map Reveals Giant Fjords Beneath East Antarctic Ice Sheet

Gamburtsev Mountains enigma unraveled in interior East Antarctica 

Far fewer lakes below the East Antarctic Ice Sheet than previously believed

Anatomy of a meltwater drainage system beneath the ancestral East Antarctica ice sheet

Antarctic Peninsula:

Summer melt season is getting longer on the Antarctic Peninsula, new data show    

Cryosat detects sudden ice loss in Southern Antarctic Peninsula

Expeditions, research projects and stations:

Antarctic expedition checks CryoSat down-under   

International Team to Drill Beneath Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf    Australian Antarctic Division    

The US South Pole Station    At South Pole, World's Most Extreme Scientific Construction Project