Antarctica Archives - State of the Planet

How Ice Scouring in the Antarctic Disrupts Ecosystems

A recent study sheds light on how different types of species are affected by calving icebergs that tear apart the seafloor.

by |August 3, 2020
Pierre Dutrieux preparing a Seaglider for deployment in front of the Dotson Ice Shelf, West Antarctica, during a summer 2018 research expedition. (Photo courtesy of Pierre Dutrieux)

Refining Projections of Antarctic Ice Loss and Global Sea Level Rise

Research by Center for Climate and Life Fellow Pierre Dutrieux will lead to greater understanding of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet’s future stability and associated sea level rise.

by |June 16, 2020

Ozone Treaty Stopped Jet-Stream Drift in Southern Hemisphere

Researchers long ago predicted that the 1987 Montreal Protocol, banning ozone-depleting gases, would reverse a worrisome trend in Southern Hemisphere winds. A new study shows they were right.

by |March 27, 2020

Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork: 2020 and Beyond

Earth Institute researchers are in the field studying the dynamics of the planet on every continent and every ocean. Here is a list of projects.

by |February 4, 2020

Ozone-Depleting Substances Caused Half of Late 20th-Century Arctic Warming, Says Study

A study finds that ozone-depleting substances caused about a third of all global warming from 1955 to 2005, and half of Arctic warming and sea ice loss during that period.

by |January 20, 2020
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An Inlet By Any Other Name: Lamont Scientist Honored with Antarctic Namesake

A small bay in Antarctica has been named after biological oceanographer Hugh Ducklow to celebrate his contributions to Antarctic research.

by |November 27, 2019

Center for Climate and Life Fellow Explains IPCC Sea Level Warning

Pierre Dutrieux, a Lamont-Doherty oceanographer and 2019 Climate and Life Fellow, discusses his Antarctic research and what the new IPCC report says about sea level rise.

by |September 25, 2019

Scientists Link Climate Change to Melting in West Antarctica

A new study shows, for the first time, evidence of a link between human-caused global warming and melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

by |August 12, 2019
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Robots Roaming in Antarctic Waters Reveal Why Ross Ice Shelf Melts Rapidly in Summer

A new study reveals how local factors influence the Ross Ice Shelf’s stability, refining predictions of how it will change and influence sea rise in the future.

by |July 22, 2019

Why Cry for the Cryosphere?

A new book paints a daunting and detailed picture of earth’s natural ice under threat, and explains why what happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic.

by |June 11, 2019