Antarctica is leaking from the inside out - Popular Science

When climate scientists look at Antarctica, they see a ticking time bomb. If the ice sheet melts, it will raise sea levels by tens of feet, flooding coastal cities around the globe. For now, the southern continent is relatively stable, but it's ...

New Discovery in Antarctica Suggests Ice Sheets Could Disappear Way Faster Than Previously Thought - TIME

Antarctica's ice may melt faster than previously thought as result of a newly discovered network of lakes and streams that destabilize the continent's ice shelves, according to new research — making them more vulnerable to collapse. Scientists have ...

Scientists have discovered vast systems of flowing water in Antarctica. And that worries them. - Washington Post

The surface of the remote Antarctic ice sheet may be a far more dynamic place than scientists imagined, new research suggests. Decades of satellite imagery and aerial photography have revealed an extensive network of lakes and rivers transporting ...

We Just Found Out Antarctica Is Covered in Rivers - Gizmodo

An enormous waterfall at the Nansen Ice Shelf channels summertime meltwater into the ocean, a process that seemingly protects the shelf from collapse. Image courtesy of Jonathan Kingslake. In 1908, Ernest Shackleton's legendary Nimrod team was making ...

The Hidden Lakes of Antarctica - Pacific Standard

A glaciologist stumbled across a picture of a lake where no one expected it to be, launching a continent-wide search for lakes and streams of meltwater in icy Antarctica. By Kate Wheeling. A section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet with mountains as ...

Water is streaming across Antarctica: New survey finds liquid flow more widespread than thought - Phys.Org

Massive summer melting on East Antarctica's Amery Ice Shelf, seen from NASA's Landsat 4 satellite. The image shows about 520 square miles. Credit: NASA. In the first such continent-wide survey, scientists have found extensive drainages of meltwater ...