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. Picture of ice floating over West Antarctica. View Images. Ice floats near the coast of West Antarctica seen ...

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

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. 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 ...

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 ...

Antarctic meltwater lakes threaten sea levels: study - Yahoo News

Paris (AFP) - Antarctic meltwater lakes are far more common than once thought and could destabilise glaciers, potentially lifting sea levels by metres as global warming sets in, scientists said Wednesday. Most vulnerable are the massive, floating ice ...

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 ...

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 ...

Streams of Meltwater Are Running Across Antarctica - Seeker

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

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 ...

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 ...