Posts Tagged Ice cores

What Are the Different Types of Ice Formations Found on Earth?…

Ice is found all over the world in a wide variety of forms. More than simply frozen water, the various forms of ice tell the story of their environment as they change with the seasons and show trends of the changing climate on Earth… Read the full article at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/64444-ice-formations.html Advertisements

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Global warming may be twice what climate models predict…

Summary:  Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models under business-as-usual scenarios and even if the world meets the 2°C target sea levels may rise six meters or more, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries… Read the rest of this article at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705110027.htm

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Volcanoes Cooled Earth Less Than Thought…

from livescience.com… Global cooling caused by some historic volcanic eruptions wasn’t as extreme as climate scientists recently thought, according to newly revised ice core records from Antarctica… Volcanic eruptions blast sulfur-dioxide gas into the stratosphere, where it turns into tiny particles called sulfate aerosols that reflect the sun’s energy and cool the Earth… Tropical volcanoes, such as those in Indonesia […]

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From Yale Environment 360: Skyscraper-Size Ice Structures Discovered at Base of Greenland Ice Sheet…

“Melting and refreezing at the base of the Greenland ice sheet has created massive, complex structures the height of skyscrapers … The hidden formations more than a mile below the surface stand in stark contrast to the nearly flat, smooth exterior of the ice sheet and may accelerate its flow toward the sea…” Yale Environment 360: […]

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Scientists probe Earth’s last warm phase…

From BBC News (bbc.com)… “Scientists now have a fuller picture of what happened at the poles during the last warm phase on Earth. Known as the Eemian, this time period extended from roughly 129,000 years ago to about 116,000 years before present. The poles were known to have been a few degrees warmer than they […]

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Polar ice-core research…

The following website highlights a history of polar ice core research through the decades… Polar ice cor research timeline http://www.nature.com/climate/timeline/polar-ice-cores/index.html

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The Greenland Ice Sheet…

“The Greenland Ice Sheet is a vast body of ice covering roughly 80% of the surface of Greenland.  It is the second largest ice body in the world, after the Antarctic Ice Sheet. The ice sheet is almost 2,400 kilometres long in a north-south direction, and its greatest width is 1,100 kilometres at a latitude […]

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