Read the latest ACEAS news as we seek to uncover the mysteries of East Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, and better understand emerging climate risks.
Climate drivers are behind Antarctic melt that caused recent sea level rise A team of researchers has revealed that climate variability—specifically the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Southern Annular Mode—played a significant role in the changes observed in the Antarctic Ice Sheet over the past 20 years. Professor Matt King, Director of the […]
40,000 years of sea ice dynamics unearths future clues A team of researchers has found that a decline in sea ice cover off East Antarctica at the end of the last ice age led to major climate warming and caused the Southern Ocean’s ´control valve´ to open and release carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. […]
Travel award takes Antarctic studies to Europe Earlier this year, ACEAS PhD student Josef Bisits received the Michael Tallis PhD research travel award, which allowed him to attend a prestigious summer school and an international conference in July for his area of research: physical oceanography. “Being from Australia it can be difficult to cultivate working […]
On the edge: warming waters destabilising ‘cold’ ice shelf Researchers have found large-scale anomalies in wind and sea ice are causing the waters below an East Antarctic ice shelf to warm, which could affect future sea level rise across the world. Dr Matthis Auger is a co-author of the new study published in Nature Geoscience, led by […]
Seals uncover new ocean depths in East Antarctica Elephant seals fitted with tracking devices. Credit: Clive McMahon, IMOS and SIMS. New ocean depths and seascapes beneath the East Antarctic continental shelf have been revealed in the latest study tracking deep-diving seals, along with detailed information about the waterways that erode the ice shelves from below. […]