Tag: ice sheets

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.