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Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Greenland’s melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate, according to a new modeling study. The study, which used data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge airborne campaign, was published in Science Advances today.

Mid-June Polar Bear Update: Plenty Of Sea Ice For Survival

Here we are at the middle of June when most polar bears are pretty much done with hunting seals for the season. And despite hand-wringing from some quarters, sea ice extent is down only marginally from average at this time…

Patagonia Ice Sheets Thicker Than Previously Thought, Study Finds

After conducting a comprehensive, seven-year survey of Patagonia, glaciologists from the University of California, Irvine and partner institutions in Argentina and Chile have concluded that the ice sheets in this vast region of South America are considerably more massive than…

Estimating the wear and tear of ice on structures over coming decades or even centuries

(Aalto University) Mechanisms behind the effects of ice on physical structures — particularly over the long term — have remained an open question in a time of continuous environmental change. Researchers at Aalto University have developed a new method of assessing how ever-moving, heavy loads of ice affect structures like bridges or even wind turbines across a wide variety of conditions over the very long term, even centuries.

The most complete study of battery failure sees the light

(European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) An international team of researchers just published in Advanced Energy Materials the widest study on what happens during battery failure, focusing on the different parts of a battery at the same time. The role of the ESRF was crucial for its success.

Snowflakes inform scientists how tooth enamel is formed

(University of Helsinki) Physicists and mathematicians use the classical Stefan problem to explain the principles of crystal formation, such as snowflakes . Researchers in the University of Helsinki and Aalto University have now adapted the same principles to explain how tooth enamel gets distributed over the crown during growth.

Study finds link between ambient ozone exposure and progression of carotid wall thickness

(University at Buffalo) Study of nearly 7,000 adults aged 45 to 84 from six US regions is first epidemiological study to provide evidence that ozone may advance subclinical arterial disease, providing insight into the relationship between ozone exposure and cardiovascular disease risk.