Secrets of hidden ice canyons revealed11 October 2017
Secrets of hidden ice canyons revealed11 October 2017 We are all aware that Antarctica’s ice shelves are thinning, but recently scientists have also discovered huge canyons cutting through the underbelly of these shelves, potentially making them even more fragile. Thanks to the CryoSat and Sentinel-1 mis...
Giant iceberg in the making05 July 2017
Giant iceberg in the making05 July 2017 All eyes are on Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf as a deep crack continues to cut across the ice, leaving a huge chunk clinging on. When it eventually gives way, one of the largest icebergs on record will be set adrift. Even before the inevitable happe...
CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3D24 March 2017
CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3D24 March 2017 Around 250 million measurements taken by ESA’s CryoSat over the last six years have been used to create a unique 3D view of Antarctica, offering a snapshot of the undulating surface of this vast ice sheet.