Just like the Earth, Mars has polar ice
caps as well.
According to analyst James Taylor, head of the Spark of Freedom Foundation, the current state of the polar ice
caps have not receded since NASA started collecting satellite images of them in 1979.
A study published last year in the journal Science suggested liquid water is present beneath the south polar ice
cap of Mars.
[USA], Oct 24 ( ANI ): Operation IceBridge, NASA's aerial survey of polar ice
, captured two tabular icebergs while flying over the northern Antarctic Peninsula.
Melting polar ice
caps would lead to dramatically higher sea levels, flooding coastal land that is home to hundreds of millions of people.
Warwick University's resident explorer had already been forced to delay the start of the threeman expedition due to rapidly melting polar ice
Researches from Penn State have developed a new model that accounts for previous polar ice
melt and better predicts rising sea levels
Have the polar ice
caps eroded to such an extent that they no longer exist?
Uncertainties remain over how fast polar ice
and glaciers will melt, and natural variations mean the impact will differ around the globe, researchers said.
With 2014 being the warmest year since temperature records have been kept in 1880, rapidly melting polar ice
caps and glaciers, an increase in the number and severity of heat waves, droughts, wildfires, storms, and floods, and atmospheric CO2 at the highest level in human history, your coverage is very timely.
The tour leaves the Finnish capital Helsinki on July 18 and heads by air to Russia's Arctic port Murmansk to join the ship It will reach 90 degrees North on July 25 for a barbecue on the polar ice
cap, a nod to Captain's Choice's Aussie roots.