Tag: ice sheets Archives - Center for Climate and Life

May 29th, 2019|

Glaciological Research on the Juneau Icefield, Alaska

In this video, Jonny Kingslake and Elizabeth Case discuss their research and visit to the Juneau, Alaska ice sheet, where they conducted fieldwork in collaboration with students from the Juneau Icefield Research Program.

January 22nd, 2019|

Joerg Schaefer and Gisela Winckler: Uncovering the Future of Greenland’s Ice Sheet

The two Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists received funding from the Center for Climate and Life to examine the vulnerability of Greenland’s massive ice sheet.

October 16th, 2018|

If the Greenland Ice Sheet Melts, What Happens to New York City?

Geochemist Joerg Schaefer, a Center for Climate and Life Fellow, was interviewed by PRI about his research on the instability of Greenland’s massive ice sheet.

April 22nd, 2018|

Understanding the Arctic: Greenland’s Green Past

Gisela Winckler and Joerg Schaefer, Lamont-Doherty scientists and Center for Climate and Life Fellows, are working to develop a more detailed picture of the past, present, and future of the Greenland Ice Sheet.

October 24th, 2017|

Ice Sheets May Melt Rapidly in Response to Distant Volcanoes

Volcanic eruptions have been known to cool global climate, but they can also exacerbate the melting of ice sheets, says a new study.

August 18th, 2017|

Study Finds Most of East Antarctic Ice Sheet Should Remain Stable

A new study validates that the East Antarctic ice sheet should remain stable even if the western ice sheet melts.

June 26th, 2017|

Christine McCarthy: A Cheerleader for the Physics of Ice

Research by geophysicist Christine McCarthy reveals how glaciers move, what makes them speed up, and how they are contributing to sea level rise as the climate warms.

June 1st, 2017|

Meltwater Lakes Existed Under Antarctic Ice

During the last glacial period, there were lakes under Antarctica’s ice sheet, which may have accelerated the retreat of glaciers in the past.

December 7th, 2016|

Most of Greenland Ice Melted to Bedrock in Recent Geologic Past

Evidence buried in Greenland’s bedrock shows that the Greenland Ice Sheet nearly disappeared for an extended time in the last million years or so.

December 2nd, 2016|

Antarctica Has a New Explorer Testing the Water Along a Critical Ice Shelf

Floats deployed by Lamont scientists will find areas where warmer than normal water could put the Ross Ice Shelf at risk.

October 13th, 2016|

Historic Shrinking of Antarctic Ice Sheet Linked to CO2 Spike

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.

Greenland Ice Sheet (NASA-GSFC)
October 13th, 2015|

Tracking Ice Sheets When They Were Smaller than Today

As global temperatures rise, knowing just how far Greenland’s ice sheet shrank in the past could help scientists predict sea level rise in the future.