A new paper led by Bryony Freer, a PhD student at the University of Leeds, uses laser altimetry from NASA’s ICESat-2 to show that the grounding line of Antarctic ice shelves can move up to 10 miles in a few … Read More
Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance, which sank in 1915, is still somewhere at the bottom of the Weddell Sea at a depth of around 3000 m. Frank Worsley, Shackleton’s navigator, recorded the location using a sextant and chronometer. As a new … Read More
Today, ESR celebrates the 30th anniversary of Ice Station Weddell (ISW), a US-Russian ice camp set up from the Russian ship Akademik Fedorov onto a multiyear drifting ice floe near 71.4oS in the western Weddell Sea. ESR’S Laurie Padman was … Read More
Scott Springer and Laurie Padman, scientists at ESR, are co-authors of an open-access paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research entitled “Evolution of the Seasonal Surface Mixed Layer of the Ross Sea, Antarctica, Observed With Autonomous Profiling Floats”. The paper, … Read More
A new paper in Nature Geoscience summarizes a large, multi-institution, interdisciplinary study of Ross Ice Shelf, which is about the area of Spain and is the largest ice shelf in the world. The work was funded by the Antarctic Integrated … Read More
Laurie Padman, ESR Vice-President and Senior Scientist, has been appointed Editor at the Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans). His primary responsibility will be handling submitted papers on polar oceanography and its interactions with sea ice, ice shelves and ice … Read More
The full paper is available at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X18302772.
The full paper is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016RG000546/full A summary of the paper is available from EOS: Ocean Tides Affect Ice Loss from Large Polar Ice Sheets