As glacial ice melts, what happens to the freshwater and how it is affecting coastal systems in Antarctica becomes an important question. The University of Delaware’s Carlos Moffat has been awarded a five-year, $787,528 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Faculty Career Development Award.
Researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology Letters have detected light-absorbing “tarballs” in the Himalayan atmosphere, which could contribute to glacial melt.
The Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Oded Aharonson found that ancient ice holds magnetic particles. The finding could shed greater light on the Earth’s magnetic field reversals, supplement magnetic field data from rocks and sediment, and identify field reversals on other bodies in our Solar System, such as Mars.