Antarctic seals can help predict ice sheet melt

Two species of seal found in Antarctic seas are helping scientists collect data about the temperature and salinity of waters around vulnerable ice sheets in West Antarctica. Environmental scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have been investigating ways of studying warm, salty, deep water in the Amundsen Sea, in the Southern Ocean. Understanding… Read more »

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Joint UK-U.S. Antarctic programme to study future sea level rise

A new UK-U.S. Antarctic research programme to improve the prediction of future sea-level rise is launched this week (Monday 30 April 2018) at British Antarctic Survey (BAS), Cambridge. The £20 million (approx. $25 million) 5-year research collaboration, funded jointly by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), brings… Read more »

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iSTAR Highlights: 2012-2018

Although iSTAR is gradually coming to an end, new insights into the workings of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and its interactions with the ocean are still emerging from our four science projects. We expect yet more exciting discoveries from iSTAR to be announced in the next years, but we have started to look back… Read more »

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Report from the iSTAR Science Integration Meeting

The iSTAR programme is starting to ramp down, but the data are still being analysed, and new discoveries are still being made and published. On 18–19 May, we held the iSTAR Science Integration Meeting, our final science meeting, at the University of Leeds. Programme leader Andy Smith has written a brief report of the meeting, just published in Eos.

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