Peterman Island, Graham Land, Antarctica. A new study finds that atmospheric rivers in the Southern Hemisphere have been gradually shifting toward the South Pole for the past 40 years, a trend which could lead to increased rates of ice melt in Antarctica. Credit: McKay Savage, CC-BY-2.0. Weather systems responsible for […]

The suggested valley and possible river flowing from the deep interior of Greenland to Petermann Fjord deep below Greenland’s ice sheet (500 meters below sea level). Credit: Christopher Chambers et al, The Cryosphere, November 12, 2020 Computational models suggest that melting water originating in the deep interior of Greenland could […]

NASA scientists traverse Antarctica’s icy landscape, towing scientific instruments and cold-weather gear with them. The team was tasked with collecting ground data to verify the accuracy of measurements made by the IceSat-2 satellite. Credit: NASA / Kelly Brunt When an ice cube is exposed to a heat source, like warm […]