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80 mph speed record for glacier fracture

…helps reveal the physics of ice sheet collapse. There’s enough water frozen in Greenland and Antarctic glaciers that if they melted, global seas would rise by many feet. What will…

Discovery of faults on Pacific Ocean floor

Findings show Pacific Plate is being torn apart at undersea plateaus spanning the ocean by the weight of the oceanic plate subducting at the Western Pacific Ring of Fire. New…

The ocean as ally in climate protection

How does ocean alkalinity enhancement affect marine life? In a multi-week experiment starting today, scientists led by GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel investigate if the addition of rock…

Beyond peak season

Bacteria in the Arctic seabed are active all year round. Despite the pronounced seasonality in their habitat, the bacterial community in Arctic sediments is taxonomically and functionally very stable. The…

When the global climate has the hiccups

Climate changes usually happens over long periods of time, but during the last glacial period, extreme fluctuations in temperature occurred within just a few years. Researchers at the University of…

Kick-off for a new polar research project

The new research project YESSS – Year-round EcoSystem Study on Svalbard – is focussing on how Arctic warming is changing over the seasons in Svalbard. The team of around 30…

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