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Synchronization of North Atlantic, North Pacific preceded abrupt warming, end of ice age

Posted by External 3 days ago General — Scientists have long been concerned that global warming may push Earth's climate system across a 'tipping point,' where rapid melting of ice and further warming may become irreversible -- a hotly debated scenario with an unclear picture of what this point of no return may look like. A new study suggests that combined warming of the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans thousands of years ago may have Read More
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Is Antarctic sea ice cover really setting record highs? Processing errors may be confusing the matter

Posted by External 6 days ago General — Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as fast as previously thought, new research suggests. A team of scientists say much of the increase measured for Southern Hemisphere sea ice could be due to a processing error in the satellite data. "This implies that the Antarctic sea ice trends reported in the 2007 and 2013 assessment reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change can't both be Read More
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World's Biggest Laser Blasts Diamond to Simulate Planet Cores

Posted by External 9 days ago General — The biggest laser in the world was used to crush a diamond, offering insights into how the hardest known material behaves when it is exposed to extremely high pressures. The experiment could also reveal new clues about the cores of giant planets. Read More
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World's Biggest Fish Seek New Home

Posted by External 12 days ago General — Whale sharks -- the world's largest fish -- are appearing more frequently near the Azores islands, due to climate change, a new study finds. Read More
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Tracking the breakup of Arctic summer sea ice

Posted by External 12 days ago General — An international team has placed sensors on and under Arctic sea ice to monitor this season's retreat. Scientists hope to understand the physics of the ice edge in order to predict summer conditions in the Arctic Ocean. Read More
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Arctic sea ice trends confirmed by Whalers' logs

Posted by External 15 days ago General — Log books from British whaling ships more than 200 years ago have given new insights into the history of the Arctic sea ice, reports Tim Radford. A new study reveals that the scale of ice melt in the Arctic over the last few decades is new and unprecedented. The retreat of the ice in the last 30 years is part of a more recent and new pattern of climate change. Read More
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NASA’s high-flying laser altimeter to check out summer sea ice and more

Posted by External 15 days ago General — Sea ice in summer looks dramatically different than sea ice in winter, even in the polar Arctic. Summer snowmelt, pools of water on thinning ice and exposed ocean replace vast winter expanses of white snow-covered ice -- and this weekend NASA's high-flying laser altimeter begins a campaign to investigate these features. Read More
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School wins Special Award for Community Action at the University's first ever Green Impact Awards

Posted by External 18 days ago General — The School of Geography and the Environment recently won a Special Award for Community Action at the University's first ever Green Impact Awards ceremony on the 19 June 2014. 08/07/14 8 July 2014 - Read More
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