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Cryosphere and Polar Science

Cryosphere and polar science study the frozen water part of the Earth system, ranging from the glaciers of Greenland to the ice sheets of the Antarctic. Antarctica photo by Jack Pan.

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Investigating everything from ocean physics to ice sheet and glacier dynamics to the ecology of the organisms that live at the poles.

Earth News

Mar 2, 2021 New Study Identifies Atmospheric Rivers as Contributor to Increased Snow Mass in West Antarctica

New Study Identifies Atmospheric Rivers as Contributor to Increased Snow Mass in West Antarctica

New satellite enabled detailed measurement of extreme precipitation ev...

Mar 1, 2021 New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change

New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change

Scripps scientists theorize why snowpack in coastal regions, the Arcti...

Jan 20, 2021 More Pollutants Could Remain in Atmosphere With Less Light Rain

More Pollutants Could Remain in Atmosphere With Less Light Rain

New study shows effects of rainfall on pollutants vary by the severity...