This sort of wind farm and further infrastructure installation in the Amundsen Sea
as well as the massive extraction of ocean water could also mean losing a unique natural reserve.
Individuals retained after SNP loci filtering collected from locations surrounding the Antarctic Peninsula numbered 23; in the Ross Sea, 26; and in the Amundsen Sea
"In the past couple years, a couple papers have said that retreat of grounding lines in the Amundsen Sea
Using sonar technology from onboard ships, scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the German Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) captured the most extensive, continuous set of images of the seafloor around the Amundsen Sea
embayment ever taken.
But on the west side of Antarctica, ice across an area roughly the size of Texas called the Amundsen Sea
Embayment (ASE) is already thinning rapidly in large part as a result of surrounding waters warming up due to changing ocean circulation patterns.
"We find that ice losses continue to be most pronounced along the fast-flowing ice streams of the Amundsen Sea
sector, with thinning rates of between 4 and 8 metres per year near to the grounding lines of the Pine Island, Thwaites and Smith Glaciers," lead author Dr Malcolm McMillan from the University of Leeds said.
Starting in November this year, the iSTAR science programme will mount four projects focused on finding out what's causing the rapid changes observed in the Amundsen Sea
region of the West Antarctic ice sheet.
Starting in November this year the iSTAR science programme will mount four projects focused on finding out what's causing the rapid changes observed in the Amundsen Sea
region of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
In the Amundsen Sea
coastal region where Criscitiello works, winds are driving warming deep-ocean waters onto the continental shelf and beneath the ice shelves extending from glaciers into the ocean.
The Amundsen Sea
Embayment, one of the three major ice drainage basins of the West Antarctic ice sheet, is also causing concern.
Snapshots of ice thickness as colors with superimposed surface elevations as contour lines are shown at 100, 500, 1000, 1750 and 2000 years, with retreat starting at 100 years, driven by increased thinning at the grounding line, a result of warmer ocean temperatures in the Amundsen Sea