Why Did Two Antarctic Ice Shelves Fail? Scientists Are Now Saying What They Know.

[ad_1] The rapid collapses of two ice shelves on the Antarctic Peninsula over the past quarter century were likely triggered by the arrival of huge plumes of warm, moisture-laden air that created extreme conditions and destabilized the ice, researchers said on Thursday. Before the rupture of the Larsen A shelf in 1995 and the Larsen …

Nixon’s Cheats, Antarctic Expeditions, and Other Letters to the Editor

[ad_1] The Times reported that on February 4, a research team sailed into the Weddell Sea to find the wreckage of Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance; This suggests that passion and interest in Shackleton, Scott, and the polar explorations of a century ago continues to be strong, not just among scientists. Betsy Frank Mattituck, NY New …

Starts Searching for Antarctic Pioneer’s Lost Ship

[ad_1] The hunt continues for Ernest Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, located 10,000 feet below the icy Weddell Sea in Antarctica. After an 11-day voyage aboard a South African icebreaker, the discovery, known as the expedition, endurance22This week, he began searching for the wreckage. Underwater drones equipped with cameras, sonar and lasers scan 100 square miles …

A Good Antarctic Explorer Deserves Another

[ad_1] Still, Fiennes keeps the narrative moving at a good pace, and the storytelling comes alive, especially when recounting the real grind of navigating through snow and ice. The stereotypes are melting away and are being replaced by definitions of hard-won struggle, perseverance and initiative that only someone who has experienced such hostile circumstances would …

How Maori’s Arrival in New Zealand Was Frozen in Antarctic Ice

[ad_1] When it comes to records of human history, don’t overlook Earth’s only uninhabited continent. Researchers have recently found soot preserved in Antarctic ice, linked to fires in New Zealand by Māori settlers, the islands’ first human inhabitants. The team suggests that finding evidence of fires thousands of kilometers away is a dramatic example of …