Scripps Researcher in Antarctica Fights Time, the Elements to Reach Planet’s Oldest Ice

Times of San Diego (November 26th 2019)

Polar Center researcher Jeff Severinghaus and colleagues recently traveled to Antarctica to sample the oldest ice on the continent. With an improved drilling system, the team are hoping to acquire ice core climate records stretching further back than ever before.

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.