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Study says ice sheets can crumble quickly

Slight ocean warming enough to tip the system

Staff Report

Just small increases in ocean temperatures during past geological epochs may have been enough to tip Northern Hemisphere ice sheets toward disintegration, even as air temperatures remained cold. 632 more words

Climate And Weather

Melting Ice Sheets and Rising Sea Levels

The Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets are melting.

Over the past few years, there have been reports of sections of ice sheets breaking off in both of the poles. 295 more words

Ice Sheets

Welcome to future FROGMEN and FROGWOMEN

This is our first post. My name is Richard and my young friend is Hetal.
  • I was asked to provide some mentorship to Hetal, “an aspiring FROGWOMAN”.
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Ice Sheets

Minnesota, Land Of The Sky-Tinted Waters

Want to go fishing? Go to Minnesota. Here is why.

Minnesota’s name comes from the Dakota word meaning “land of sky-tinted waters”, referring to the lakes.  102 more words

On the Ice

On November 23rd, we finally boarded our flight to Antarctica! In the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) we call that heading to “the ice.” Our morning began with a 5:45 am bus ride to the USAP office in Christchurch. 852 more words

2016 Field Season

Holly's first update from the 2015 field season

The first three posts on this blog are from UMaine undergraduate Holly Thomas, who worked on our project in Antarctica last field season. Here’s her first update from the field! 839 more words

Air Travel