Tag: Antarctica

Why the Contours of the Arctic Ocean and Antarctica Coincide

Why the Contours of the Arctic Ocean and Antarctica Coincide The long history of studying continents allowed scientists to work out the fundamentals of geology as a science with the whole complex of research methods that are now more or less effectively used in studying the geology of the oceans and continents. In particular, this science is trying to answer...

Are Antarctic Volcanoes Dangerous?

Antarctic Volcanoes and Their Influence on the World Ocean Antarctica is the mainland. And one of the best evidence for this is that the thickness of the crust here is much larger than under the ocean floor. Geologically, this is a tough platform block, surrounded by uneven folded systems. Under the load of the ice cover, the crust of the...

Antarctic Ozone Hole is Disappearing

Ozone layer over the Antarctic has finally begun to ‘heal’ after persisting for years. The scientists said that in September 2015 the hole was around 4 million sq. km smaller than it was in the year 2000 – an area roughly the size of India. According to this scientific data, an ozone increase in the icy region suggests the Montreal...

What Can Stop Ice Melting in Antarctica?

Antarctica is melting faster and faster, however, there is something that can slow it down. The bedrock underneath the West Antarctic ice sheet is rapidly rising – offering a lifeline for this threatened region. According to the scientific data, the bedrock has the potential to protect ice from warm seawater melting it from below, potentially buying more time to stop the ice sheet collapsing...

Found New Volcanoes in Antarctica

The scientists found a new large volcanic region on Earth. The main unexpectedness was that fact that this region is located in Antarctica. Antarctica is a tectonically calm continent with the small seismic activity, except the district of West Antarctica. According to the research, made several years ago, the experts calculated the total number of volcanos here. There are 47...

Oxygen: when will we run out of it?

Scientists claim that the level of oxygen on our planet has decreased for the last million years, however, they persuade that there is no reason for humans to worry about that. According to numerous studies, the level of oxygen has changed because of the evolution of life on Earth and geochemical cycles related to climate changes. Scientists have taken many...

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