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Tides under Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf move grounding line by 20km

At the extreme inner recess of the Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf, the 5m tidal range moves the grounding line of the Foundation Ice Stream 20km back and forth with each tide… Read more »

The Ross Ice shelf vibrates with the wind!

Seismographs on Earth's largest ice shelf detected vibrations caused by winds blowing across the snow on the surface.… Read more »

First plane of the season lands at the South Pole

First plane of the season lands at the South Pole.… Read more »

Antarctic sea ice may have reached its maximum extent for the year on 2 October

It looks like Antarctic sea ice reached its max extent for 2018 on 2 October, at 18.15million km2.… Read more »

30 years of service for icebreaker RSV Aurora Australis

Australia Post has marked the 30 years of service for icebreaker RSV Aurora Australis… Read more »

RSS Sir David Attenborough will be larger than existing British icebreakers

The new British icebreaker, RRS Sir David Attenborough will be larger than existing ships used by the British Antarctic Survey.… Read more »

Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade,

Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade, most definitive figures yet: Earth's largest ice sheet #Antarctica lost 219 billion tons of ice annually in 2012 - 2017.… Read more »

Ocean swells from storms cause the collapse ice shelves, when sea ice is reduced

Storm-driven ocean swells, during periods of reduced sea ice coverage, caused the collapse of five major ice shelves between 1995-2009,… Read more »

Three planet winter at the South Pole

Jupiter (left) & Mars (right) shine either side of the IceCube Lab at the South Pole… Read more »

Sun dogs on the northern horizon at Casey Station

Sun dogs are caused by ice crystals refracting sunlight, which create bright spots either side of the Sun.… Read more »