A crack discovered in pine-island glacier, west Antarctica has expanded 18 miles in width and 50 meters deep.
Unique data & information between ocean salinity and freshwater.
Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to use sound waves to levitate individual droplets of solutions. This process known as ‘Acoustic Levitation’ of liquids has been carried out on apiece of equipment developed for NASA to simulate micro-gravity conditions.Source: The Huffington Post
On Nov. 2, 2012 Operation IceBridge flew an 11-hour mission over the Recovery Glacier and Filchner Ice Shelf in eastern Antarctica. On the transit back home, NASA scientist John Sonntag gave a two-minute breakdown of the mission over the aircraft headset, including the purpose of the day’s flight, the challenges of working with Antarctic weather forecasts, and what the team found when they arrived on site
NASA’s Operation IceBridge has launched its Antarctic 2012 campaign, flying high-priority missions measuring polar ice from a base of operations at the tip of Patagonia on the Strait of Magellan. They have also made a return visit to the Pine Island Glacier, the site of last year’s discovery of a massive rift in the ice.
This NASA discovery is the result of an oceanographic expedition called ICESCAPE, or Impacts of Climate on EcoSystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment.
The finding reveals a significant and new consequence of the Arctic’s warming climate. It provides an important clue to understanding the impacts of a changing climate and environment upon the Arctic Ocean and its ecology.
Can life survive under ice?
Incredible ‘Glass like’ ice allowed a hidden underwater world to survive.