(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.
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…
(University of Oxford) Scientists believe they have discovered the site of the biggest meteorite impact ever to hit the British Isles.
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…
The transition to plate tectonics started with the help of lubricating sediments, scraped by glaciers from the slopes of Earth’s first continents, according to new research.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
Scientists have discovered an ancient geologic structure that restricts where ocean water flows, and reveals that local ocean currents may play a critical role in the ice shelf’s future retreat.