On a number of these cards Sixth Continent shown partially ice-free, but on the other – completely free. When this card creators claim that when compiling guided more ancient samples. Define the contours hidden under the ice surface and the coastline of Antarctica was only in the mid-twentieth century with the help of special equipment. And what happened? Similarly depicted outlines the mainland and its relief medieval cartographers! According to scientists, partially ice-free Antarctica was about 6,000 years ago, and completely free – nearly 15,000 years ago.
Who engaged Geodesy and Cartography in those days, when the world, according to modern views, there was no civilized society? Continue reading “Antarctica- the structure of civilization?”
Environmentalists accuse the Ukraine, Russia and China to block the idea of creating the world’s largest marine reserve in Antarctica, reports the BBC. In the Australian city of Hobart negotiations on this issue. They will last for ten days. Participation in negotiations take 24 countries and the European Union. Director of the environmental organization Sanctuaries Project dubbed them the black days, not only in the Antarctic, but also for the entire world ocean. Continue reading “The reserve in the Ross Sea”
Warming oceans may be the main driving force expansion of sea ice in the Antarctic.
While the last three decades, the sea ice at the North Pole markedly decreased , on the other side of the world with an area increased . According to Richard Bintan of the Meteorological Institute of the Netherlands and his colleagues intensified melting of the Antarctic ice sheet , which is losing mass at a rate of 250 Gt per year, may be the deciding factor of a small but statistically significant increase of sea ice in the area. Continue reading “Global warming increases the sea ice of Antarctica”
Scientists think that they succeeded for the first time! – Obtain samples of living organisms of the sub glacial Lake in Antarctica. The findings probably will help justify the possibility of life on Jupiter and Saturn.
In late January, the American broke to Lake Alonso through the 800 m of ice. Researchers have had only two days filled with sunshine, to take samples of the water until the well will not be closed. Then another day was spent on the expansion of the hole, and then the scientists within two days took the samples. Continue reading “The ice of Antarctica discovered lives”
When the human being opened the Antarctica? Some of the medieval map shows the sixth continent, partly free of ice, but on the other – completely free. At the same card makers claim that they were guide by drawing even additional very old samples.
Describe the contours of the out of sight under the ice of the coastline of Antarctica and the surface was only in the middle of the twentieth century with the help of special equipment. And what happened? Similarly, portrayed the outlines of the continent and the relief of the medieval cartographers! According to scientists, partially ice-free Antarctica was about 6,000 years ago, and is completely free – nearly 15,000 years ago.
Continue reading “Antarctica – the cradle of civilization?”
British scientists have exposed a giant rift valley by glaciers in western Antarctica. Their findings were available in the scientific journal Nature. Experts believe that the fault is 1.6 kilometers deep and the size of the U.S. Grand Canyon may be related to high rates of ice melting in the region.
The deepening of the crust is located under the glacier Farrago, which stretches for 28 kilometers to the Gulf Eltanina in the Bellingshausen Sea in the western Antarctic. The discovery was made by scientists using radar that can penetrate thick ice at a distance of approximately 2.5 thousand kilometers. The region before the study was visited by explorers only once – in 1961.
Continue reading “The glaciers of Antarctica found the valley of the size of the Grand Canyon”
The global warming and the disastrous effects that it may have on the future of the Earth, then watching these satellite images, you finally see for yourself. The satellite Envisat, for the past ten years, which monitors Larsen ice shelf in Antarctica, recently provided the photos that are undeniable proof of the impact of human activities on polar ice. If the polar ice in the Arctic, especially in Antarctica, will continue to melt at an alarming rate, up to the reality of becoming a doomsday scenario, developed in the studios of Hollywood, will be quite a bit.
Continue reading “Satellite Picture confirm ice shelf crack in Antarctica”