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Southern Ocean takes on the heat of climate change

September 7, 2022

Southern Ocean takes on the heat of climate change Of all the oceans on Earth, the Southern Ocean does the lion’s share at slowing the pace of climate change by absorbing most of the excess heat trapped in the planet’s atmosphere, say scientists from the ARC Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science (ACEAS) at UNSW […]

Ocean warming and sea-level rise are on a fast track 

October 19, 2022

Ocean warming and sea-level rise are on a fast track  The results of the study are based on many thousands of measurements taken from across the globe—including from the Southern Ocean, which warms at a much faster rate than the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Image credit: CSIRO Marine National Facility. Researchers from the ARC Australian […]

Small window of opportunity left to preserve Antarctica’s ‘sleeping giant’

August 11, 2022

Small window of opportunity left to preserve Antarctica’s ‘sleeping giant’ A new study suggests the worst effects of global warming on Earth’s largest ice sheet can be avoided if the world meets the climate targets outlined in the Paris Agreement—but if we fail, then the melting of the ice sheet will have a drastic impact […]

What lies beneath Antarctica could destabilise icesheet

July 29, 2022

What lies beneath Antarctica could destabilise icesheet A new study suggests rising global temperatures could trigger vulnerabilities in the bedrock beneath the Earth’s largest ice sheet in Antarctica and cause rapid sea level rise. The sedimentary basins that lie beneath Antarctica are fundamental to ice sheet flow, but until now were poorly understood. Co-author of […]

Study exposes role of sea ice in protecting Antarctic coast

March 4, 2022

Study exposes role of sea ice in protecting Antarctic coast A new method for detecting and monitoring change in the exposure of the Antarctic coastline to the dynamic Southern Ocean, due to changing sea-ice distribution, could improve environmental monitoring and modelling of Antarctic ice loss and sea level rise. For the first time, Dr Phil […]

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A huge Atlantic ocean current is slowing down. If it collapses, La Niña could become the norm for Australia

June 9, 2022

A huge Atlantic ocean current is slowing down. If it collapses, La Niña […]

The collapse of the Conger Ice Shelf

April 1, 2022

The collapse of the Conger Ice Shelf Satellite data from 17 March 2022 […]

Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: insights from the 2022 IPCC WGII report

March 25, 2022

Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: insights from the 2022 IPCC WGII report The […]

Tiny satellites are changing the way we explore our planet and beyond

March 25, 2022

Tiny satellites are changing the way we explore our planet and beyond NASA Shane […]

How is a changing climate changing the water cycle?

February 25, 2022

How is a changing climate changing the water cycle? by A/Prof Jan Zika, […]

Federal government announces $804m funding for Antarctic science (listen)

February 23, 2022

Federal government announces $804m funding for Antarctic science (listen)

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