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Volume of ice in Antarctica measured

1 May 2014

Scientists have their best measure yet for the amount of ice in Antarctica... measured to contain to contain about 26-and-a-half…

Akademik Shokalskiy Rescue Airlift Success

3 Jan 2014

Yesterday's helicopter evacuation of passengers from the ice-stranded Akademik Shokalskiy was a complete success. The crew remai…

Huge canyon discovered under Greenland ice

30 Aug 2013

One of the biggest canyons in the world has been discovered beneath the Greenland ice sheet.

Near Record Sea Ice in Antarctica (again)

28 Aug 2013

The sea ice extent in Antarctica attained a near-record high level of 18.7 million square kilometres in mid-August this year, ac…

Join the 'Spirit of Mawson' Expedition

19 Aug 2013

A new and special expedition to 'Mawson's Antarctica'. The Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 2013/14 aims to repeat Mawson's …

New 'Under the Ice' Map of Antarctica

11 Jun 2013

NASA has recently released a video showing the results of a study assembled by the British Antarctic Survey - Bedmap2 - which pr…

Earliest satellite maps of polar sea-ice

25 Apr 2013

BBC reports the earliest satellite maps of Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice have been assembled by scientists. They were made using …

Antarctica summer ice melt greatest for 1000 years

16 Apr 2013

At a time when those of us in more northerly latitudes are longing for the spring thaw, it is sobering to learn that summer ice …

Remnants of massive iceberg still floating 13 years later

11 Apr 2013

A remnant piece of the mighty B-15 iceberg has been captured by NASA satellite — 13 years since it calved off Antarctica's Ross …

Antarctica Sea Ice Expansion - an explanation (or two?)

3 Apr 2013

Climate change might be expanding Antarctica's sea ice, according to a new study published by Nature Geoscience.