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There are 17 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Ice".

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1. Our changing Arctic

The Barents Sea is a wild, dark, stormy old ocean. Who would want to be out there on a ship in January?

Tags: Arctic, Ice, Marine life, Microbes, Oceans, Robotics
2. X-rays of Scotland's seabed reveal how Ice Age ended

Scientists have X-rayed sediment cores taken from the seabed around the coast of North West Scotland and Shetland to solve the mystery of what happened to Scotland's ice sheet at the end of the Ice Age.

Tags: Climate, Environmental change, Geology, Ice, Oceans, Technology, UK
3. New footage shows crack in Larsen C Ice Shelf

Currently a huge iceberg, roughly the size of Norfolk, looks set to break off the Larsen C Ice Shelf, which is more than twice the size of Wales.

Tags: Antarctic, Climate, Environmental change, Ice, Oceans, Sea level change
4. Scientists measure snow density in Greenland

Last month, scientists from the Centre for Polar Observation & Modelling (CPOM) headed to Greenland to carry out vital fieldwork as part of a NERC-CryoSat contract to calibrate and validate measurements taken by the satellite.

Tags: Arctic, Earth observation, Ice
5. Antarctic Peninsula: Warming pauses but glaciers go on melting

A temporary respite in rising temperatures in one of the world's fastest-warming places doesn't mean climate change has stopped, says new British Antarctic Survey research.

Tags: Antarctic, Climate, Ice, Atmosphere, Earth observation, Environmental change, Pollution
6. Bouncing towards an ice-free summer

One warm year and we're told an Arctic without sea ice is just around the corner; the next cold one and it's claimed the ice is recovering. Ed Hawkins explains why Arctic melting will continue to be erratic for the foreseeable future - but says the overall trend is only heading one way.

Tags: Climate, Environmental change, Ice
7. A new history of Antarctic ice

There's still a huge amount we don't know about the history of the southern polar ice sheet. Bethan Davies was part of an international team that brought together the latest findings to reveal a complex and dynamic Antarctica.

Tags: Antarctic, Climate, Environmental change, Ice
8. Antarctic ice loss has doubled

The Antarctic ice sheet has lost ice twice as quickly in the past three years as when it was last surveyed between 2005 and 2010, say scientists.

Tags: Antarctic, Climate, Earth observation, Ice, Sea level change, Technology
9. Podcast: Measuring methane above the Arctic

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Michelle Cain of the University of Cambridge and Stéphane Bauguitte of the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements explain how and why they're measuring methane in the atmosphere above the Arctic - a region that's warming twice as fast as anywhere else on our planet.

Tags: Arctic, Ice, Natural resources, Podcasts, Pollution
10. Glacier's retreat is now irreversible

Pine Island Glacier, the largest single contributor to sea-level rise in Antarctica, has started shrinking, say scientists.

Tags: Antarctic, Climate, Earth system, Environmental change, Geology, Ice, Oceans, Sea level change

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