Monday, 13 June 2016

Warming Ocean Water Undercuts Antarctic Ice Shelves

National Snow & Ice Data Centre

“Upside-down rivers” of warm ocean water threaten the stability of floating ice shelves in Antarctica, according to a new study led by researchers at the National Snow and Ice Data Center published today in Nature Geoscience. The study highlights how parts of Antarctica’s ice sheet may be weakening due to contact with warm ocean water. Story here.

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