cryosphere

Scientists Find Dozens Of Lakes Buried Far Below Greenland’s Ice

Scientists Find Dozens Of Lakes Buried Far Below Greenland’s Ice

For decades, scientists working in Antarctica have been documenting subglacial lakes, bodies of water buried kilometres beneath the ice. They’ve spotted more than 400 of them, and even drilled into a few and found evidence for both living and long-dead lifeforms. But despite their ubiquity at the bottom of the…

These Antarctic Glaciers Are Melting At A ‘Staggering’ Rate

These Antarctic Glaciers Are Melting At A ‘Staggering’ Rate

On an forbidding shoreline at the bottom of the world, the prodigious ice sheets of West Antarctica dead-end in the Amundsen sea. For decades, scientists have been monitoring this interface of rock, ice and ocean in order to understand how quickly it will retreat as the planet warms up. A…