Showing posts with label Antarctic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Antarctic. Show all posts

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Pôle sud: la Chine ouvre sa 4e station scientifique

La Chine a ouvert sa quatrième station scientifique baptisée Taishan en Antarctique, rapporte samedi l'agence Chine nouvelle se référant au bureau national des affaires océaniques.

Située à 2.600 m d'altitude entre les stations chinoises Zhongshan et Kunlun, la nouvelle base scientifique fonctionnera pendant la période estivale pendant les 15 prochaines années. Elle pourra accueillir jusqu'à 20 personnes. La station est dotée d'une piste d'atterrissage.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Xuelong to try and free itself from the ice

A Chinese icebreaker stuck in the Antarctic has cleared a path through the ice one kilometer in length.

The deputy director of the Xue Long, or Snow Dragon, says the vessel will use the channel to pick up as much speed as possible in order to free itself from the ice. 

The team, which has enough water to last them a month, is now waiting for favorable weather conditions.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Could volcanoes be causing Antarctic ice loss?

AFP - Accelerating ice loss from the Antarctic ice sheet could be due in part to active volcanoes under the frozen continent's eastern part, a study said on Sunday.
From 2002 to 2011, the average annual rate of Antarctic icesheet loss increased from about 30 billion tonnes to about 147 billion tonnes, the UN's panel of climate scientists reported in September.
The icesheet is a mass of glacial land ice -- one such sheet covers most of Greenland and the other Antarctica, and together they contain most of the freshwater on Earth.
The sheets are constantly moving, slowly flowing downhill and seawards under their own weight. Portions that extend out over the water are called ice shelf.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Θα παραμείνει η Ανταρκτική τόπος ερευνών; -Οι 49 χώρες που έχουν προσυπογράψει τη Συνθήκη της Ανταρκτικής συναντώνται κάθε χρόνο εκ περιτροπής.

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Όχι στην εξόρυξη πετρελαίου ή άλλου ορυκτού πλούτου. Η Συνθήκη της Ανταρκτικής προβλέπει ότι ο Νότιος Πόλος είναι και θα παραμείνει τόπος έρευνας, παρά τις εδαφικές αξιώσουν που έχουν επτά χώρες.

Friday, March 01, 2013

‘Intrigue’ Persists in Hunt for Antarctic Subglacial Life

MOSCOW, March 1 (Alexey Eremenko, RIA Novosti) – Russian researchers have successfully obtained ice samples from the ancient Lake Vostok in the Antarctic, but said on Friday it would take months to clarify whether life exists in the fossil water below the 3.5-kilometer (2.2 mile) high glacier.
“Let’s maintain the intrigue a little longer,” Vladimir Lipenkov, a climatologist at Russia’s Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, quipped at a RIA Novosti press conference.

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