The melting Antarctic ice stream that is currently adding most to sea-level rise may be more resilient to change than previously recognised.
During Antarctica’s summer, from late November through January, UW-Milwaukee geologists Erik Gulbranson and John Isbell climbed the McIntyre Promontory’s frozen slopes in the Transantarctic Mountains. High above the ice fields, they combed the mountain’s gray rocks for fossils from the continent’s green, forested past.
Linda Moulton Howe interviews Brian “S” Linda received an email from a now 61-year-old Navy officer who was in Antarctica – his C130 crew encountered high strangeness from 1984/85 to 1987.
Antarctica is a weird place.
The newly-discovered river system was active as recently as 15,000 years ago beneath an area formerly covered by the East Antarctic ice sheet, according to new research published in the journal Nature Geoscience.
Fossilised forewings from two individuals, discovered on the Beardmore Glacier, revealed the first ground beetle known from the southernmost continent. It is also the second beetle for the Antarctic insect fauna with living descendants.
About 66 million years ago, an ancient sea monster the height of a five-story office building once gnashed its sharp teeth as it swam around the dark waters of Antarctica, a new study finds.
Is it possible that the lost civilization of Atlantis is buried beneath the Ice of Antarctica?