This was taken in the Scotia Sea during the coring campaign in 2007. Credit: Michael Weber New calculations show the rise due to warming would be 30% above forecasts. Global sea level rise associated with the possible collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has been significantly underestimated in previous […]

Destruction of the Larsen B platform in Antarctica, images from January 31 to April 13, 2002. Credit: NASA   ANIMATION Fractures from melting and run-off will indirectly lead to sea level rise. More than a third of the Antarctic’s ice shelf area could be at risk of collapsing into the sea […]

At the fringes of the Greenland Ice Sheet, where glaciers are constantly melting, water rushes everywhere through an intricate system of lakes and streams that branch out like slip and slide shoots of super chilled, bright turquoise water. Some of that water eventually cascades straight into the surrounding land and […]

Dr. Sebastian Rosier at Pine Island Glacier in 2015. Credit: Dr. Sebastian Rosier Researchers have confirmed for the first time that Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica could cross tipping points, leading to a rapid and irreversible retreat which would have significant consequences for global sea level. Pine Island Glacier […]

Satellite observations have been used to show widespread increases in ice speed across the Getz sector for the first time, with some ice accelerating into the ocean by nearly 50%. Credit: Pierre Dutrieux Glaciers in West Antarctica are moving more quickly from land into the ocean, contributing to rising global […]

Scientists have discovered that glaciers in the Getz region of Antarctica are increasing in speed as they flow towards the ocean. This new research, which includes data from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, will help determine if these glaciers could collapse in the next few decades and how this would affect […]

Greenland glaciers 2018. Credit: NIOZ, Kim Sauter A new global ice sheet reconstruction for the past 80,000 years. During ice ages, the global mean sea level falls because large amounts seawater are stored in the form of huge continental glaciers. Until now, mathematical models of the last ice age could […]

Map showing the exact locations of Caspian Sea surface change. Credit: Prange et al. The water levels of the Caspian Sea will be 9 to 18 meters lower than they are now, German and Dutch researchers calculate. In the Nature-journal Communications Earth & Environment they urge the world to act. Coastal nations […]

Copernicus Sentinel-6 sea-level anomaly data, overlaid on a map showing similar products from all of the Copernicus altimetry missions: Jason-3, Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B.The background image is a map of sea-level anomalies from satellite altimeter data provided by the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service for 4 December 2020. The data for […]