Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Publication started of online proceedings for the 10th ISAES 2007

The 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences has freely accessible online proceedings. Publication has started and will continue until the start of the symposium 26 August-31 August 2007 in Santa Barbara. Two types of contributions are available: 4-5 page peer-reviewed Short Research Papers and Extended Abstracts (not peer-reviewed). Click here to connect to the online proceedings.

Photo: Sandra Passchier, courtesy National Science Foundation

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

West Antarctic Ice Sheet existed more than 25 million years ago

A recent article in the journal Geology by Sorlien et al., reports on interpretations of seismic data that indicate that ice was draining into the eastern Ross Sea from Mary Byrd Land as early as the Oligocene.

For more information see the press release here or read the abstract here.

Photo: Bruce Luyendyk