SUB ANTARCTIC SOUTHERN OCEAN
New Zealand buoy to study 'liquid Himalayas'
Wellington, Feb 9 (IANS) The New Zealand navy has launched a research buoy in the sub-Antarctic Southern Ocean to help a study on how ships can navigate mammoth waves known as the "liquid Himalayas", the media reported.
Antarctic Ice Sheet has impact on climate change
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) The Antarctic Ice Sheet plays a major role in regional and global climate variability, researchers said.
Climate change: Neglecting oceans no longer an option
The ocean does more than absorb a considerable amount of the greenhouse gas, It also soaks up nearly all the warmth resulting from the manmade greenhouse effect.
Antarctic sea ice shrinks for second straight year
Scientist Phil Reid said the variations were a "significant departure" from the overall increasing trend in Antarctic sea ice of about 1.7 percent each decade since 1979.
Antarctic seas emit higher CO2 levels than previously thought: Study
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) The open water nearest to the sea ice surrounding Antarctica releases significantly more carbon dioxide in winter than previously believed, showed a study conducted using an array of robotic floats.
Antarctic Ocean's carbon dioxide absorption increased
The Antarctic Ocean has been absorbing increasing levels of carbon dioxide over the past decade, a new study has found, dispelling fears that the ocean's carbon sink might have begun to "saturate".
Soon, explore Antarctic life in 360 degree virtual reality
Scientists will for the first time document an entire Antarctic expedition in 360 degree virtual reality so that the general public can get a glimpse of what life looks like under the ice shelf.
World's largest iceberg set to disappear after 18-year-long journey
When iceberg B-15 first broke away in March 2000, it measured about 296 kilometres long and 37 kilometres wide. B-15 has since fractured into numerous smaller bergs, and most have melted away.
Antarctic Ocean's carbon dioxide absorption increased: Study
A new study has found that the Antarctic Ocean has been absorbing increasing levels of carbon dioxide over the past decade.
Antarctic winds could accelerate sea level rise
Changes in the winds circling Antarctica may accelerate global sea level rise significantly more than previously estimated, a new research has warned.
Ancient microbe colonies found living under 800 metres of ice in Antarctic
In a major breakthrough, scientists have finally proved that life exists in a lake buried under half a mile (800 meters) of ice on the west Antarctic ice sheet.
Antarctic mission runs into protest
An Indo-German expedition, currently sailing to Antarctica to test a technique that may help fight climate change has run into protests from environmental activists.
Australia's King penguin population shrinks by 90%: Study
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The world's largest colony of King penguins in the southern Indian Ocean has shrunk by nearly 90 per cent in the last three decades, yielding the territory to encroaching vegetation, an alarming research has found.
Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before
The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study. In the last quarter century, the southern-most continent's ice sheet - a key indicator of climate change - melted into enough water to cover Texas to a depth of nearly 13 feet (4 meters), scientists calculated.