One of two underwater gliders is deployed from a research ship into Antarctic waters.
Sending autonomous vehicles to the Southern Ocean can be fraught with anxiety, especially if one of them doesn’t make radio contact when it’s supposed to.
Aerial shot shot of the rectangular iceberg found off the Larsen 3 ice shelf.
Geometric icebergs can form around Antarctica, although such a perfect rectangle is unusual.
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Enormous Antarctic icebergs are a rare but natural occurrence.
The crack along the Larsen C ice has grown significantly over the past few weeks.
A huge iceberg is set to break free from Antarctica. While the iceberg isn’t hugely concerning, it could herald the breakup of the entire Larsen C ice shelf, which could trigger more sea-level rise.
Where the ice meets the sea: Antarctica’s ice shelves play a key role in how fast ice sheets melt.
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As the world warms, Antarctica’s melting ice will likely reach the point of no return.
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Iron and nutrients from Antarctica’s bedrock are carried into the oceans – nourishing entire food webs.
These ‘cliffs’ can be the height of a skyscraper.
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A massive glacier tongue sticking out off the edge of the continent has been snapping off every 70 years.
Sinking the unsinkable.
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On board the wonderful Australian icebreaker Aurora australis.
Antarctica is a desolate place. That much we know, but nothing prepares you for it until you actually get there. It’s cold, windy and lonely. Everything about it is the exact opposite of my normal summer…