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Gem-like lakes discovered under Antarctica

Home News Changes in the ice surface of the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica reveal the rapid draining of a lake deep below in 2019. (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory) Scientists have discovered two new lakes buried deep beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet.  These hidden gems of frigid water are…
bubmag
July 13, 2021
Antarctica

UN Confirms 18.3 Degrees Celsius Record Heat in Antarctica

The United Nations on Thursday recognised a new record high temperature for the Antarctic continent, confirming a reading of 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.9 degrees Fahrenheit) made last year. The record heat was reached at Argentina’s Esperanza research station on the Antarctic Peninsula on February 6, 2020, the UN’s World Meteorological…
bubmag
July 1, 2021
Antarctica

Giant Ice Shelf Crumbling Faster than Expected

Antarctica’s monster Pine Island Glacier—one of the fastest melting glaciers on the continent—is giving climate scientists new reasons to worry. The trouble has to do with its ice shelf, a frozen ledge at the edge of the Pine Island Glacier. The ice shelf helps stabilize and contain the vast flow…
bubmag
June 14, 2021
Antarctica

Earth’s fifth ocean just confirmed

Home News This iceberg-filled passage, Lemaire Channel, lies in the Southern Ocean. (Image credit: Posnov via Getty Images) The Earth has finally attained popular recognition for its fifth ocean, with a decision by the National Geographic Society to add the Southern Ocean around Antarctica to the four it recognizes already:…
bubmag
June 14, 2021
Antarctica

Cartographers Say The World Now Has Five Oceans, Not Four

The waters that move around the Antarctic continent are unique and deserve to have a name, and cartographers at National Geographic have now dubbed that area the Southern Ocean. According to National Geographic Society Geographer Alex Tait: “The Southern Ocean has long been recognized by scientists, but because there was…
bubmag
June 11, 2021