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Large-scale Images of Antarctic Landscapes at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County May 29, 2019

Large-scale Images of Antarctic Landscapes at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is hosting an exhibition of large-scale images of Antarctic landscapes by Diane Tuft, who was a 2012 participant in OPP's Antarctic Artists and Writers program. The exhibit, Frozen in Time, which opened on May 23 and runs through Jan. 20, captures "the landscape in abstract ways," according to the museum, "her 13 large-scale photographs illustrate a whole new perspective on Antarctica."


OPP-supported Study Uncovers Surprising Melting Patterns Beneath Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf May 28, 2019

OPP-supported Study Uncovers Surprising Melting Patterns Beneath Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf

The ROSETTA-Ice project, a three-year, multi-institutional data collection survey of Antarctic ice, has assembled an unprecedented view of the Ross Ice Shelf, its structure and how it has been changing over time. Now, in a study published this week in Nature Geoscience, the ROSETTA-Ice team details how they used Icepod, a first-of-its kind system designed to collect high-resolution data across the polar regions, to discover an ancient geologic structure that restricts where ocean water flows.


Story By May 23, 2019

Story By "Embedded" PRI Reporter Asks the Question "Is Thwaites Glacier Doomed?"

NSF/OPP and the U.K.'s NERC: Natural Environment Research Councill are jointly supporting a five-year, 25 million dollar deployment of researchers to investigate the fate of Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier. Thwaites drains an area roughly the size of Florida or Great Britain, accounting for about 4 percent of global sea level rise - an amount that has doubled since the mid-1990s.


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