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What to Know about Antarctica’s Conger Ice Shelf Collapse

An iceberg near Antarctica. Credit: Gibran Turner/Getty Images The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. East Antarctica’s Conger ice shelf—a floating platform the size of Rome—broke off the continent on March 15, 2022. Since the beginning of satellite observations in…
bubmag
March 29, 2022
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Thinning Antarctica ice shelf collapses after heatwave

The Conger Ice Shelf crumbled after temperatures in the East Antarctic surged to 40C above normal earlier this month. Published On 26 Mar 202226 Mar 2022 An East Antarctica ice shelf disintegrated this month following a period of extreme heat in the region, scientists have said. Satellite images show the…
bubmag
March 26, 2022
Antarctica

Antarctica’s Conger Ice Shelf Suffers ‘Complete Collapse’

Sentinel-1A image showing the location of the former Conger Ice Shelf. Iceberg C-38 is a Conger remnant, while iceberg C-37 is the product of another recent collapse, that of the Glenzer ice shelf. Image: ESA/Sentinel-1A An ice shelf the size of Hong Kong has collapsed in eastern Antarctica, spawning a…
bubmag
March 25, 2022
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Antarctica hits record temperatures – experts

PARIS: Eastern Antarctica has recorded exceptionally high temperatures this week, more than 30 degrees Celsius above normal, experts said. The Concordia research base at Dome C of the Antarctic, which is at an altitude of 3,000 meters (9,800 feet), on Friday registered a record -11.5 degrees Celsius (11.3 Fahrenheit), Etienne…
bubmag
March 20, 2022
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Why aren’t there polar bears in Antarctica?

Home News Lifes-little-mysteries Polar bears evolved in the Northern Hemisphere and adapted to an ice-rich environment. (Image credit: Paul Souders via Getty Images) The Arctic and Antarctica, while similar habitats in some ways, are home to very different creatures. Both poles host a variety of seal and whale species, but…
bubmag
March 20, 2022