Fricker Speaks to the BBC about Amery Calving of D28

BBC (September 30th 2019)

Helen Fricker predicted that the Amery Ice Shelf would calve its "Loose Tooth" by 2015. The day after Amery calved D28, Fricker spoke to the BBC about the event and her earlier prediction. Though it remains "wobbly," Amery shed a much larger iceberg, D28, which Fricker described as being "the molar compared to a baby tooth." While this event is unrelated to climate change, "there is no cause for alarm yet for this particular ice shelf," Fricker added.

Scripps Launches Polar Center

Scripps News (April 3rd, 2019)

The new Scripps Polar Center brings together scientists from disciplines that investigate everything from ocean physics to ice sheet and glacier dynamics to the ecology of the organisms that live at the poles—a cross-disciplinary approach to understand polar regions in all their complexity.

Fiamma Straneo and Helen Fricker on KPBS

KPBS (June 17th 2019)

Reporters from KPBS sat down with Scripps Polar Center's Helen Fricker and Fiamma Straneo to discuss the distinctions between Antarctic and Greenland glacial melts, the dangers they both pose to rising sea levels (and thereby, public safety), and the profound uptick in ice loss each is experiencing.

A Scientist’s Life: Helen Fricker

Scripps News (May 7th 2019)

Glaciologist Helen Amanda Fricker received her BSc in mathematics and physics from University College London in 1991 and her PhD in glaciology from the University of Tasmania in 1999. She joined Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego as a postdoctoral scholar in 1999 and she currently serves as a professor. She’s also a member of NASA’s Science Definition Team for ICESAT-2, a new ice-measuring satellite launched in September 2018.

Study Uncovers Surprising Melting Patterns Beneath Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf

Scripps News (May 27th 2019)

In a study published today in Nature Geoscience a team of scientists, including glaciologists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, detail how they discovered an ancient geologic structure under Antarctica’s largest ice shelf and describe how the ice shelf’s stability in future climates depends on local processes occurring in summer near the ice front.