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.
Tag: polar research
A new study validates that the East Antarctic ice sheet should remain stable even if the western ice sheet melts.
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 melting of glaciers will affect drinking water supplies, water needed to grow food and supply energy, as well as global sea levels.