Antarctic ice walls protect the climate

Ice formation in Antarctica (stock image).Credit: © Lorraine Kourafas / Adobe Stock Inland Antarctic ice contains volumes of water that can raise global sea levels by several metres. A new study published in the journal Nature shows that glacier ice walls are vital for the climate, as they prevent rising ocean temperatures and melting glacier ice.advertisement The ocean […]

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A close look at thin ice

On frigid days, water vapor in the air can transform directly into solid ice, depositing a thin layer on surfaces such as a windowpane or car windshield. Though commonplace, this process is one that has kept physicists and chemists busy figuring out the details for decades.advertisement In a new Nature paper, an international team of scientists describe […]

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