It’s not unusual for ice shelves to calve, many in the climate community fear that the breaking of Larsen C may be a signal of other events to come.
During the last glacial period, there were lakes under Antarctica’s ice sheet, which may have accelerated the retreat of glaciers in the past.
Last winter, reporters from The New York Times joined Lamont scientists as they flew their mission of discovery over Antarctica.
The widespread presence of seasonally flowing streams signals that the ice may be more vulnerable to melting than previously thought.
Polar scientists give Obama a warm farewell by collecting climate data in his name.
Floats deployed by Lamont scientists will find areas where warmer than normal water could put the Ross Ice Shelf at risk.
A close-up of a Litsea calicarioides leaf’s stomata, through which leaves take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen, speaks to atmospheric CO2 levels 23 million years ago.
23 million years ago, the Antarctic ice sheet was shrinking quickly. A new study by Lamont scientists sheds light on the cause of that ancient melt.
In a new study, Lamont’s Michael Previdi and Lorenzo Polvani found that the effect of rising temperatures on snowfall in Antarctica has so far been overshadowed by the frozen continent’s large natural climate variability.
Changes on the West Antarctic Peninsula are showing in the numbers and species of marine wildlife, particularly the native Adélie penguin.
A new study shows how Antarctic sea ice migration may be more important for the global ocean circulation than anyone realized.