Tag: glacier

West Antarctica Splitting at the Seams

A new study which represents the most extensive study of the evolution of floating ice shelves in the eastern Amundsen Sea Embayment in West Antarctica has revealed that the ice is steadily losing their grip on adjacent bay walls, a problem which scientists believe may hasten the loss of ice to the sea.

Ice Dam Collapses at Argentine Glacier

A portion of the Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina’s Patagonia has calved away in a display not seen since 2008, but now only seen by a handful of park-rangers.

Greenland Glaciers Shrink Fast and Grow Fast

According to geologists at the University at Buffalo, marine-calving glaciers have the ability to not only shrink rapidly during periods of global warming, but to grow as quickly during periods of global cooling.