Surface Melting an Increasing Factor in East Antarctica

December 17, 2016

Have been discussing this in last few days with key Glacial researchers. The report above is simple, solid and accurate.

Will be delving into more depth in coming  months.  The melt story in East Antarctica is a big deal.

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11 Responses to “Surface Melting an Increasing Factor in East Antarctica”

  1. tildeb Says:

    When a word begins with a hard vowel… like ‘ice’… the preceding word ‘the’ is pronounced ‘thee’ to avoid a sudden stop in voice production. This narrator does not know this and so her language seems very stilted and immature repeatedly saying, “the ice” as two very distinct words – clipping ‘the’ to make a new start for the word ‘ice’. This usage irritatingly detracts from the message. Please pass this on to climate change communicators if the opportunity arises.

  2. grindupbaker Says:

    Is there quantified analysis somewhere ?

  3. redskylite Says:

    I’ll the the pronunciation anyway the lady likes to pronounce – incredibly the source is none other than the Wall Street Journal, home of Bjorn Lomberg.

    This is indeed worrying and concerning.

    Part of the research conducted by Lenaerts and Lhermitte focused on a mysterious crater that was spotted on the King Baudoin ice shelf. “At the time, the media reported that it was probably a meteorite impact crater”, Lenaerts says. “My response was: in that area? Then it’s definitely not a meteorite; it’s proof of strong melting.”

    https://www.kuleuven.be/english/news/2016/mysterious-crater-on-antarctica-is-indication-of-vulnerable-ice-sheet

    “They found 55 lakes in total on or in the ice shelf, and a number of them were in this buried, englacial format.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/12/12/this-dazzling-antarctic-lake-is-buried-in-floating-ice-and-that-has-scientists-worried/?utm_term=.e241f387e53b

    • redskylite Says:

      And recent news from the West Antarctica is no less of concern.

      “The scale and pace of change now taking place in West Antarctica is captured in a new, long-term satellite record.

      Scientists have combined nearly a quarter of a century of observations to show how the region’s great glaciers are losing height by up to 7m per year.

      The satellite data also traces the way this thinning behaviour has spread up the length of the ice streams.”

      http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38256932

      Looks like the sleepy South is awaking too.

  4. Tom Bates Says:

    Gee it is summer and the surface ice melts, nevermind that overall ice has increased, the world is ending.

  5. Lionel Smith Says:

    …nevermind that overall ice has increased…

    That is either wilful ignorance or wilful lying — you chose.


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