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- Earth's melting ice sheets could play havoc with sea levels. Ananthaswamy, Anil // New Scientist;3/19/2011, Vol. 209 Issue 2804, p22
The article focuses on research into the rate of melting of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. It states research scientist Eric Rignot and colleagues at the University of California, Irvine, used data from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's GRACE satellite to...
- A blue-ice ecosystem on the margins of the East Antarctic ice sheet. HODSON, Andy; PATERSON, Harriet; WESTWOOD, Karen; CAMERON, Karen; LAYBOURN-PARRY, Johanna // Journal of Glaciology;2013, Vol. 59 Issue 214, p255
The article presents a study which examines a blue-ice ecosystem on the margins of the ice sheet in the East Antarctic. The study uses combination of rapid transect survey and high-resolution mapping on the ice surface in the Flanders Moraine area. Sampling was also performed within the Cryoplot...
- The seasonal cycle and interannual variability of surface energy balance and melt in the ablation zone of the west Greenland ice sheet. van den Broeke, M.; van de Wal, R.; Smeets, P. // Cryosphere Discussions;2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p779
The article presents a study on surface energy balance and snow melts in the Greenland ice sheets concerning its seasonal cycle and variability in the ablation zone. The study uses the hourly observations through automatic weather stations (AWS) from September 2003 up to August 2010. It...
- Impact of freshwater discharge from the Greenland ice sheet on North Atlantic climate variability. An, Soon-Il; Kim, Hyerim; Kim, Baek-Min // Theoretical & Applied Climatology;Apr2013, Vol. 112 Issue 1/2, p29
Using a coupled ocean-atmosphere general circulation model, we investigated the impact of Greenland ice sheet melting on North Atlantic climate variability. The positive-degree day (PDD) method was incorporated into the model to control continental ice melting (PDD run). Models with and without...
- Could other planets influence Earth? // Current Science;3/6/98, Vol. 83 Issue 12, p14
Suggests that the stars and planets have a virtual impact on the Earth, with focus on the views of Jerry Mitrovica, a physicist at the University of Toronto who believes that Saturn and Jupiter have influenced the Earth's climate. Details on the use of computers to stimulate the effects of...
- "An efficient regional energy-moisture balance model for simulation of the Greenland Ice Sheet response to climate change" published in The Cryosphere, 4, 129-144, 2010. Robinson, A.; Calov, R.; Ganopolski, A. // Cryosphere;2010, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p145
A correction to the article "An Efficient Regional Energy-Moisture Balance Model for Simulation of the Greenland Ice Sheet Response to Climate Change" that was published in the April 2010 issue is presented.
- What puts the curl in the curling stone? // Advanced Materials & Processes;Jul2013, Vol. 171 Issue 7, p52
The article discusses a study at Uppsala University in Sweden which found that the curved path in stones is due to the material's microscopic roughness that produces microscopic scratches in the ice sheet.
- Antarctic ice sheet may hide methane reservoirs. Rustad, Harley // Geographical (Geographical Magazine Ltd.);Oct2012, Vol. 84 Issue 10, p15
The article offers information on a research study in Antarctica in which it was found that the large basins under the Antarctic ice sheets could be containing methane reservoirs.
- Peek Beneath the Sheet. Betts, Kellyn // Natural History;Sep2011, Vol. 119 Issue 8, p8
The article looks at research by Duncan A. Young of the University of Texas, Austin which found ancient fjords underneath the Aurora Subglacial Basin in East Antarctica, indicating that the size of the ice-sheet has fluctuated greatly in the past, affecting ocean levels.