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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Warm Ocean Rapidly Melting Antarctic Ice Shelf from Below

Warm Ocean Rapidly Melting Antarctic Ice Shelf from Below
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 18, 2013 - For five years, a scientific expedition tried reaching Pine Island Glacier ice shelf in a remote, wind-ridden corner of Antarctica. The obstacles to get to the ice shelf were extreme, but the science goal was simple: to measure how fast the sea was melting the 37-mile long ice tongue from underneath by drilling through the ice shelf. The international team, led by NASA's emeritus glaciolog ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Warm_Ocean_Rapidly_Melting_Antarctic_Ice_Shelf_from_Below_999.html

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