An area of West Antarctica more than twice the size of California partially melted in 2016 when warm winds forced by an especially strong El Niño blew over the continent, a group of researchers report in the June 15 issue of the journal Nature Communications.
The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Outreach Program received a check for $36,000 to purchase a Science on a Sphere system during the Women & Philanthropy’s annual awards dinner.
W. Berry Lyons, director and professor for Ohio State’s School of Earth Sciences and researcher with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant by the U.S. Department of State.
A new 7000 years ice core record suggests a high altitude Alpine glacier is now accelerating due to recent atmospheric warming
The first Alpine ice cores drilled to bedrock in an Eastern Italian Alps glacier, only 37 km from where the famous Tyrolean Iceman was discovered
Emily Sambuco, an undergraduate student working within the Byrd Center’s Education & Outreach Group, has received the 2016-17 Taaffe Award for Outstanding Undergraduate in Atmospheric Science, and Climate and Physical Geography.
A key glacier in Antarctica is breaking apart from the inside out, suggesting that the ocean is weakening ice on the edges of the continent.