October 20, 2023 – National AcademiesContinue reading "Antarctic Research Remains Critical to National Security and Economic Interests; U.S. Investment in New Icebreaker and Other Infrastructure Is Essential, Says Report"
GSO researchers returned from an eventful two-month expedition to better understand the movement of heat across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, the largest current in the world’s ocean.Continue reading "The things we do for science: A trek to the Southern Ocean"
For the first time, researchers have been able to obtain full-depth glacial meltwater observations in winter, using instruments attached to the heads of seals living near the Pine Island Glacier, in the remote Amundsen Sea in the west of Antarctica.Continue reading "Antarctic Seals Reveal Worrying Threats to Disappearing Glaciers"
New research from GSO professor Kelton McMahon finds that depending on their diet, some penguin species are able to thrive in the rapidly changing Antarctic while others are facing decline.Continue reading "Researchers find the future belongs to penguins that can adapt their diet"
The public and classrooms around the country are invited to interact in real time with polar scientists conducting critical research in the region of the Western Antarctic Peninsula, which has warmed four times more than anywhere else on Earth.Continue reading "Public, schools are invited to join live, interactive broadcasts from the Southern Ocean and Antarctic peninsula"
GSO professor Kelton McMahon is on an Antarctic research cruise as part of a multi-year project to help scientists better understand how the Southern Ocean food web has responded to environmental changes in the past, and predict how the ecosystem might respond to a changing climate in the future.Continue reading "Studying the past, and predicting the future, of the Southern Ocean food web"
NSF.gov – Potential effects of volcanic warming on ice-sheet melting and sea level rise still to be determined Full story: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=295861&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click Featured Image: The Pine Island Glacier meets the ocean. Photo by Galen Dossin, NSF.Continue reading "Previously unsuspected volcanic activity confirmed under West Antarctic Ice Sheet at Pine Island Glacier"
Surprising find plays critical role in movement, melting of Pine Island Glacier.Continue reading "Researchers discover volcanic heat source under major Antarctic glacier"
The effects of climate change on marine ecosystems in Antarctica is the next topic of the annual Vetlesen lecture series at the University of Rhode Island. Patricia Yager, a professor in the marine sciences department at the University of Georgia, will present her research at 4 p.m., Wednesday, October 18 in the Coastal Institute Auditorium […]Continue reading "Vetlesen Speaker Series: Climate change and Antarctic marine ecosystems"
Three women scientists at the University of Rhode Island will lead expeditions to Antarctica this year, thanks to winning highly competitive grants from the National Science Foundation. The expeditions aboard the research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer reflect URI’s successful initiative to recruit more women to science faculty positions and create a welcoming environment for them. […]Continue reading "Three Women Scientists From URI to Lead Expeditions This Year to Antarctica"