Antarctica's meltwater rivers raise concerns about the fate of the continent - RenewEconomy

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 metres, flooding coastal cities around the globe. For now, the southern continent is relatively stable, but it's ...

Antarctic meltwater lakes threaten sea levels — study - Inquirer.net

In this July 19, 2011 file photo, pools of melted ice form atop Jakobshavn Glacier, near the edge of the vast Greenland ice sheet. Since 1997, the West Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets have lost 5.5 trillion tons of ice (5 trillion metric tons ...

Antarctica Is Covered With More Meltwater Than Thought - National Geographic

While the implications for sea level rise are unclear, a new survey should help scientists better understand climate effects on the continent. 1 / 8. Picture of ice floating over West Antarctica. View Images. Ice floats near the coast of West ...

Hundreds of Meltwater Streams Found Flowing Across Antarctica - Live Science

Seen from an aircraft, a 400-foot-wide (120 meters) waterfall drains off Antarctica's Nansen Ice Shelf into the ocean. Credit: Won Sang Lee/Korea Polar Research Institute. Huge swaths of Antarctica are awash in draining meltwater during the summer ...

Antarctica's massive lakes, rivers, and streams could help us understand rising sea levels - The Verge

Antarctica isn't a huge, static block of ice where very little goes on. For the first time, scientists are getting a sense of just how active the continent's extensive network of lakes, rivers, and streams is. These bodies of water have existed for ...

Antarctic Scientists Go Chasing Waterfalls - The Atlantic

January 29, 1912, was a beautiful day in Antarctica. A group of British explorers, led by a 37-year-old Victor Campbell, were on a cheerful journey across what we now call the Nansen Ice Shelf and Priestley Glacier. It was a kind of summer sojourn ...

Antarctic Surface Melt More Widespread Than Thought - Climate Central

Since the days of the great early 20th century polar explorers, scientists have noticed the unbelievably bright blue ponds and streams of meltwater that can form on the glaciers and ice shelves of Antarctica and were even crucial to the recent collapse ...

Alarming video reveals streams of melted ice in Antarctica - Daily Mail

Scientists once thought the presence of meltwater streams during Antarctica's short summer was rare and restricted to small areas. But new research has revealed how streams and lakes made from melted ice crisscross much of the icy continent's surface ...

Streams of Meltwater Are Running Across Antarctica - Seeker

The rivers are as long as 50 miles, and could exacerbate the deterioration of ice shelves that's already occurring due to warming ocean temperatures. By Matt Smith. April 19, 2017. 1:24 PM EDT. Share on Facebook · Tweet this article · Email ...

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 ...

Huge 130m-wide waterfall is largest ever discovered in Antarctica - International Business Times UK

Waterfall is formed from meltwater from a network of lakes and streams across the ice sheets. Martha Henriques. By Martha Henriques. April 19, 2017 18:01 BST. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. Progress: 0%.

Vast rivers and waterfalls discovered across Antarctica - The Independent

Water is flowing across Antarctica in vast rivers, lakes and waterfalls and has been for decades, scientists have discovered. While temporary meltwater streams have been encountered before by polar explorers like Ernest Shackleton, it was thought ...

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 ...

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 ...