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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Achilles' heel of ice shelves is beneath the water, scientists reveal

Achilles' heel of ice shelves is beneath the water, scientists reveal
Bristol, UK (SPX) Sep 24, 2013 - New research has revealed that more ice leaves Antarctica by melting from the underside of submerged ice shelves than was previously thought, accounting for as much as 90 per cent of ice loss in some areas. Iceberg production and melting causes 2,800 cubic kilometres of ice to leave the Antarctic ice sheet every year. Most of this is replaced by snowfall but any imbalance contributes to a ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Achilles_heel_of_ice_shelves_is_beneath_the_water_scientists_reveal_999.html
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