Pine Island Glacier

Penn State Scientists Utilise Innovative Approaches In Antarctic Research

The National Science Foundation recently noted that the researchers working on the Pine Island Glacier project are one of three Antarctic science initiatives that have achieved technological milestones with innovative approaches to drilling. Specifically, in an attempt to map the cavity beneath the 37 mile long Pine Island Glacier ice shelf, Penn State graduate student

Frozen Planet Scientists Investigating World’s Largest Glacier

A team of scientists have set forth from BAS Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula and are heading for Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica where they will survey the world’s largest glacier in an effort to understand how ice is being lost from the glacier and what contribution the loss is likely to

Antarctic Glacier Crack: Government Scam? (Sarcasm)

I’ve been meaning to write on the crack that has formed in Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier (PIG) for days now. Clearly, this is just another government scam trying to convince us that global warming is happening. I mean, when climate scientists from NASA, NOAA, and several other places claimed that 2010 was tied with 2005 for

Scientists Observe Birth of an Iceberg

In the midst of its third field campaign in Antarctica, NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission has provided the first ever detailed airborne measurements of the process of a massive iceberg calving from its parent glacier. Pine Island Glacier has not calved such a significant iceberg since 2001, and many scientists had suspected that it was now

Ocean Currents Speeding Melting Glaciers

New research has shown that strong ocean currents running under the West Antrarctic’s Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf are eating away at the ice from below, contributing to the rapid decline in the shelf’s mass, thus increasing the amount of meltwater running into the oceans.

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