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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Underlying ocean melts ice shelf, speeds up glacier movement

Underlying ocean melts ice shelf, speeds up glacier movement
University Park PA (SPX) Sep 25, 2013 - Warm ocean water, not warm air, is melting the Pine Island Glacier's floating ice shelf in Antarctica and may be the culprit for increased melting of other ice shelves, according to an international team of researchers. "We've been dumping heat into the atmosphere for years and the oceans have been doing their job, taking it out of the air and into the ocean," said Sridhar Anandakrishnan, ... more

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