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The scientists and drillers set up camp at the foot of Mount Tidd in the Pirrit Hills. Ancient Ice Levels
Science / Ice and Snow
Thursday April 20, 2017

Today, a massive sheet of ice covers nearly all of West Antarctica, but it hasn't always been that way. Over the past few hundred thousand years, researchers think that the ice sheets have waxed and waned, varying in size as the region's climate changed. To gather evidence of how dynamic the ice cover has been in the past, John Stone of the University of Washington and his team traveled to a remote region of the continent this past season.
Researcher Erin Pettit (left) and guide Phil 'Chucky' Stevens take notes while looking over the ice covering the Scar Inlet. Capturing a Collapse
Science / Ice and Snow
Tuesday September 27, 2016

Not much remains of the Larsen B Ice Shelf, but what is left can teach scientists a lot about how mighty masses of ice fall apart, especially when its last lingering sliver finally crumbles. Researchers traveled to the Scar Inlet along the Antarctic Peninsula to study the remnants of the former ice shelf in February to better understand the peril that glaciers around Antarctica are facing.

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