Arctic & Antarctica
Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

Frozen Frontier: Climate Change Attracting Global Economy To Arctic

In a couple weeks as we hang up our winter jackets to welcome the warmth of spring, ice that has formed over the Arctic Ocean and Hudson’s Bay will be covering the largest area that it will reach in 2019. This is known as the annual maximum sea ice extent, which occurs at the very end of our winter.

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

Nuclear-powered container carrier Sevmorput on her first voyage under Arctic LNG 2 project

Russia - The Sevmorput, a nuclear-powered LASH carrier / container carrier, has left the Port of Arkhangelsk* for the Gydan peninsula today, 21 March 2019. According to Atomflot, the ship is loaded with general cargo of different types for the Arctic LNG 2 project.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

What’s Missing from Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss Predictions?

Accurately modeling melt rates in specific ice shelf locations is critical for forecasting how Antarctica’s ice sheet will respond to climate change.

Arctic & Antarctica
Engineering

Antarctic wharf deconstruction complete as modernisation project rolls on

Plummeting to the bottom of an icy sea bed, divers have completed the final part of a wharf deconstruction on the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) at Rothera Research Station. Two months of deconstructing the old wharf came to an end over the weekend with the first frame of a new 74-metre long wharf being lowered into place.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

New tech showcases rarely seen underwater Antarctic world

A piece of Aotearoa technology is being used to support Antarctic scientists to capture fascinating footage of life beneath the ice in McMurdo Sound in the Ross Sea. The stunning footage is just a snippet of what was recorded during 21 hours underwater this season.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

What happens when the Bering Sea’s ice disappears?

Record low sea ice in 2018 sent ripples through the entire Arctic ecosystem

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

Polar Star icebreaker’s crew returns to Seattle with tales of curious penguin, rugged seas, fire aboard ship

The ship was on a mission to resupply Antarctica’s McMurdo Station. The 150 crew members were reunited with family and loved ones Monday morning.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

POLAR ICE TOO THICK: CLIMATE EXPEDITION CEASED

The German climate expedition to the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica has ceased. The reason is that the ice floes are momentarily too thick: up to ten metres at some places. This is too dense for the expedition ship Polar Stern to continue their mission.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

New Satellite Keeps Close Watch On Antarctic Ice Loss

A recently-launched satellite mission has captured precision data on the elevation of the Antarctic ice sheet proving a valuable addition to monitoring efforts in the region, according to work published this week in The Cryosphere.

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