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  • Fierce Cold Sweeps Antarctica, Drives The Continent -4.4C Below 1979-2000 Average; Persistent Chills Reduce Central Washington Cherry Harvest; + Slumberous Sun

    06/28/2022 8:01:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Electroverse ^ | JUNE 27, 2022 | CAP ALLON
    FIERCE COLD SWEEPS ANTARCTICA, DRIVES THE CONTINENT 4.4C BELOW 1979-2000 AVERAGE.. Not that the MSM cares, but Antarctica has suffered a fiercely cold last 18-or-so months — cold that is refusing to abate. According to the official data, yet contrary to the mainstream’s ‘heat induced catastrophe’ narrative, between April and September 2021, the South Pole’s temperature averaged a penguin-hugging -61.1C (-78F). Simply put, this was the locale’s coldest six month spell ever recorded, one that comfortably usurped the South Pole’s previous coldest ‘coreless winter‘ on record, the -60.6C (-77F) from 1976 (solar minimum of weak cycle 20). ... Also worth...
  • Discovery of 'hidden world' under Antarctic ice has scientists 'jumping for joy'

    06/14/2022 6:22:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    live science ^ | Harry Baker
    The scientists found the secret subterranean habitat tucked away beneath the Larsen Ice Shelf — a massive, floating sheet of ice attached to the eastern coast of the Antarctic peninsula that famously birthed the world's largest iceberg in 2021. Satellite photos showed an unusual groove in the ice shelf close to where it met with the land, and researchers identified the peculiar feature as a subsurface river, which they described in a statement(opens in new tab). The team drilled down around 1,640 feet (500 meters) below the ice's surface using a powerful hot-water hose to reach the underground chamber. When...
  • Ice Lost, Island Found? Eastern Coast of Antarctica Appears To Have Gained an Island

    05/06/2022 11:38:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    https://scitechdaily.com ^ | MAY 06, 2022 | By NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY
    Island Found Eastern Coast of Antarctica Annotated Unnamed island off the Glenzer and Conger ice shelves in East Antarctica. November 15, 1989 – January 9, 2022 An unnamed mound of white off East Antarctica seems to be an island. The eastern coast of Antarctica has lost the majority of the Glenzer and Conger ice shelves. In the process, it gained what is likely an island. If confirmed, the unnamed island would be one in a series of islands exposed in recent years as portions of the floating glacial ice hugging the continent’s coast have disintegrated. The candidate island is visible...
  • How to watch the April [30] 2022 solar eclipse online

    04/27/2022 9:14:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    space.com ^ | Samantha Mathewson
    The first solar eclipse of 2022 arrives this week across parts of the Southern Hemisphere — here's how you can watch the event live online from other parts of the world. On April 30, a partial solar eclipse will be visible over parts of Antarctica, South America and the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. While skygazers in the U.S. won't get to see the partial solar eclipse in person, they can watch a livestream of the celestial event online. The partial solar eclipse of April 2022 will first be visible at 2:45 p.m. EDT (1845 GMT). The maximum eclipse will happen...
  • ‘It’s now or never’: World’s top climate scientists issue ultimatum on critical temperature limit

    04/04/2022 9:04:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 141 replies
    https://www.cnbc.com ^ | PUBLISHED MON, APR 4 202211:02 AM | Sam Meredith
    Key points: “It’s now or never, if we want to limit global warming to 1.5°C,” IPCC Working Group III co-chair Jim Skea said. The 1.5 degrees Celsius goal is the aspirational temperature threshold ascribed in the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement. The IPCC’s latest report follows a series of mind-bending extreme weather events worldwide. For instance, in just the last few weeks, an ice shelf the size of New York City collapsed in East Antarctica following record high temperatures and heavy rains deluged Australia’s east coast, submerging entire towns. The IPCC has warned that about half of the world's population is...
  • Antarctic ice shelves are shattering. How fast will seas rise?

    03/29/2022 3:17:56 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 92 replies
    National Geographic ^ | Mar 28, 2022 | Antarctic ice shelves are shattering. How fast will seas rise?
    All scientist Erin Pettit could see when she looked at the satellite photos of the ice shelf in front of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica was the giant crack that stretched across most of the image. Two years before, when she and her colleagues were deciding where to put their research camp, the entire floating ice shelf—a tongue of ice poking out from the enormous glacier behind it—was solid. It was plenty safe to plan a camp there, they thought...... The size of Florida, the Thwaites Glacier holds enough ice to raise global sea levels two feet. It’s also...
  • Endurance: Shackleton's lost ship is found in Antarctic

    03/24/2022 4:41:20 AM PDT · by gattaca · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | March 9, 2022 | Jonathan Amos
    Scientists have found and filmed one of the greatest ever undiscovered shipwrecks 107 years after it sank. The Endurance, the lost vessel of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, was found at the weekend at the bottom of the Weddell Sea. The ship was crushed by sea-ice and sank in 1915, forcing Shackleton and his men to make an astonishing escape on foot and in small boats. Video of the remains show Endurance to be in remarkable condition. Even though it has been sitting in 3km (10,000ft) of water for over a century, it looks just like it did on the...
  • Ice Cores Reveal Huge Volcanic Eruptions, Bigger Than Anything in The Last 2,500 Years

    03/21/2022 7:34:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | 20 MARCH 2022 | DAVID NIELD
    Scientists studying ice cores packing in some 60,000 years of history have found signs of thousands of volcanic eruptions across that time, stretching back to the last Ice Age – with 25 of the eruptions larger than anything Earth has seen in the last 2,500 years. Researchers excavated the cores near both poles: in Antarctica (where 737 eruptions were logged) and Greenland (where 1,113 eruptions were found). A total of 85 eruptions were large enough to leave evidence behind at both poles. That evidence takes the form of sulfuric acid deposits left behind by the eruptions. It gives researchers clues...
  • Salt And Dust Help Unravel Past Climate Change

    03/24/2006 7:54:42 AM PST · by cogitator · 3 replies · 269+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | 03/23/2006 | Staff Writers
    Tiny amounts of salt and dust trapped in the Antarctic ice sheet for the last 740,000 years shed new light on changes to the Earth's climate. The results, published this week in the journal Nature, come from the team who extracted a 3 km long ice core from Dome C, high on East Antarctica's plateau - the oldest continuous climate record obtained from ice cores so far. Since reporting in 2004 that the Earth experienced eight climate cycles (each consisting of an ice age and warm period) the team have been analysing the chemical impurities in the cores to unravel...
  • It’s 70 degrees warmer than normal in eastern Antarctica. Scientists are flabbergasted. (only 8.95 years left)

    03/19/2022 2:28:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) ^ | 3/18/22 | Jason Samenow, Kasha Patel
    The coldest location on the planet has experienced an episode of warm weather this week unlike any ever observed, with temperatures over the eastern Antarctic ice sheet soaring 50 to 90 degrees above normal. The warmth has smashed records and shocked scientists. **SNIP** Parts of eastern Antarctica have seen temperatures hover 70 degrees (40 Celsius) above normal for three days and counting, Wille said. He likened the event to the June heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, which scientists concluded would have been “virtually impossible” without human-caused climate change. What is considered “warm” over the frozen, barren confines of eastern...
  • Everything I Need to Know About Sarah Palin, I Learned From Sir Ernest Shackleton

    Everything I Need to Know About Sarah Palin, I Learned From Sir Ernest Shackleton On July 3rd, 2009, Sarah Palin resigned as Governor of Alaska, and nailed the following sign to her door: “Men Wanted For Hazardous Journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.” This, the most famous newspaper advertisement ever penned, placed its original author, Sir Ernest Shackleton, in the position of having to select the crew for an Antarctic expedition from among the 5,000 men the ad brought to his office. Comparing Sara...
  • Everything I Need To Know About Sarah Palin...

    10/24/2009 9:38:37 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 814+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | Jeanette Pryor
    On July 3rd, 2009, Sarah Palin resigned as Governor of Alaska, and nailed the following sign to her door: “Men Wanted For Hazardous Journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.” This, the most famous newspaper advertisement ever penned, placed its original author, Sir Ernest Shackleton, in the position of having to select the crew for an Antarctic expedition from among the 5,000 men the ad brought to his office. Comparing Sara Palin to the greatest explorer in history might appear to stretch the limits of...
  • Polar Explorer vs. Reality TV Crew: Tim Jarvis in the Footsteps of Shackleton

    01/15/2014 12:04:04 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1-12-14 | Daryll Hartman
    In ‘Chasing Shackleton’, Tim Jarvis re-enacts a hundred-year-old Antarctic journey using replica gear and clothing. Despite the raging tempests, subzero temperatures, and treacherous crevasse fields, what really tests him are the intrusions of a reality TV crew. This would seem to be a problem unique to modern explorers. But might Shackleton have sympathized? The so-called “heroic age” of polar exploration lasted from the tail end of the Victorian era until the outbreak of World War I. When we consider this period’s doughty adventurers, none speaks more directly to our modern souls than Sir Ernest Shackleton. The exhibitions, movies, books, and...
  • Across Antarctica in Ernest Shackleton's tyre tracks

    04/21/2017 7:18:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Apr 2017
    Ernest Shackleton was the Antarctic’s first motorist, taking a 12/15 Arrol-Johnston on his unsuccessful Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole in 1907. Open-topped, albeit with modifications including non-freeze oil, a silencer designed to act as a footwarmer and skis for the front wheels, the car was more publicity stunt than a practical form of polar transport, writes Jeremy Hart. The Hyundai makeover included fitting giant, heavy-duty, low-pressure tyres to help it traverse the icy, rugged surface – spreading its weight until it could run over someone’s hand without them feeling it. The car’s body had to be raised, with new...
  • Endurance: Shackleton's lost ship is found in Antarctic

    03/09/2022 1:01:01 AM PST · by Winniesboy · 57 replies
    Scientists have found and filmed one of the greatest ever undiscovered shipwrecks 107 years after it sank. The Endurance, the lost vessel of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, was found at the weekend at the bottom of the Weddell Sea. The ship was crushed by sea-ice and sank in 1915, forcing Shackleton and his men to make an astonishing escape on foot and in small boats. Video of the remains show Endurance to be in remarkable condition. Even though it has been sitting in 3km (10,000ft) of water for over a century, it looks just like it did on the...
  • Ernest Shackleton's Ship Endurance, Lost in 1915, Is Found in Antarctica

    03/09/2022 1:36:48 AM PST · by zeestephen · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 March 2022 | Henry Fountain
    A team of adventurers, marine archaeologists and technicians located the wreck at the bottom of the Weddell Sea, east of the Antarctic Peninsula, using undersea drones...Mensun Bound, the expedition's exploration director and a marine archaeologist who has discovered many shipwrecks, said Endurance was the finest he had ever seen. It is upright, clear of the seabed and "in a brilliant state of preservation," he said.
  • Shackleton’s Endurance Discovered in the Icy Waters of Antarctica

    03/08/2022 11:36:31 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 17 replies
    Ernest Shackleton’s lost ice ship, Endurance, has been discovered in the waters of Antarctica’s Weddell Sea. Endurance was crushed and sunk by pack ice in 1915, during Shackleton’s failed attempt to cross the Antarctic continent, and remained lost to the depths for more than a century. Now, the wreck has been found, filmed and surveyed by members of the Endurance22 expedition, which set out in search of the shipwreck in February 2022. After weeks of surveying the seabed, the shipwreck was located in early March 2022, 100 years after Shackleton died in 1922.
  • Antarctica glacier’s collapse could raise sea levels by 10 feet

    03/01/2022 4:43:34 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 87 replies
    Audacy ^ | Mar 1, 2022 | Jay Sorgi
    It's massive, it's collapsing due to global warming, and when it goes, sea levels are going to rise by a significant amount, perhaps by 10 feet. "All signs point to (the eventuality that) we're not going to keep this glacier from collapsing," said Villanova University Vice President, Chief Research Officer, and Chemistry Professor Amanda Grannas about the glacier that she said is about the size of Florida. "Part of the weights actually extends out over the ocean. So part of the ice is floating on top of the ocean water, and part of it's located over land." Dr. Grannas said...
  • US could see a century’s worth of sea rise in just 30 years

    02/15/2022 10:23:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 149 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 15, 2022 | By SETH BORENSTEIN (D-AP)
    The seas lapping against America’s coastlines are rising ever faster and will be 10 to 12 inches higher by the year 2050, with major Eastern cities hit regularly with costly floods even on sunny days, a government report says. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and six other federal agencies issued a 111-page report Tuesday that warns of “significant consequences” from rising seas in the next few decades, with parts of Louisiana and Texas projected to see waters a foot and a half (0.45 meters) higher. However, the worst of the long-term sea level rise from the melting of ice...
  • Looking for Geo Info

    02/07/2022 8:07:19 PM PST · by Uber-Eng · 32 replies
    Google Earth ^ | 2/7/2022 | Uber-Eng
    Someone made a comment about Antarctic islands being named after Covid variants a ways back, but while I was poking around on Google Earth the other day I noticed a pattern on the ocean floor by a certain family name near Alexander Island. Take a look and let me know what you think these divots/hills might be. Appears to be a 14 x 14 grid on the ocean floor, every 6 miles(??).