Tag Archives: East Antarctic Ice Shelf

Antarctica’s mystery mountain range

What mountain range is as high and long as the European Alps, but has never been seen by human eyes? The Gamburtsev Mountains in East Antarctica were discovered in 1958 by the third Soviet Antarctic expedition, but no one has ever seen them.  They are covered with over 600 meters of snow and ice. It […]

Bahamas offers clue to height of seas by 2100

As reported in the Science Daily News from the journal Nature comes the report that by pinpointing where ancient shorelines stood in the Bahamas and Bermuda researchers hope to be able to predict future rises in sea level. In an exceptionally warm period 400,000 years ago, seas rose 20 feet, up to a third less […]