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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 ...and more »

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 ...and more »

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 ...and more »

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 ...and more »

Water is streaming across Antarctica - Science Daily

Date: April 19, 2017; Source: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University; Summary: In the first such continent-wide survey, scientists have found extensive drainages of meltwater flowing over parts of Antarctica's ice during the brief summer ...and more »

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 ...and more »

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 ...and more »

Antarctica Is Covered in Streams and Waterfalls - Atlas Obscura

Scientists have mapped the continent's meltwater systems for the first time. They also make for good video. by Sarah Laskow. April 20, 2017. Antarctica Is Covered in Streams and Waterfalls. Share This. Email This Article. From. To. Please separate ...and more »

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 ...and more »

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. Picture of ice floating in West Antarctica. View Images ...and more »