Antarctic Ice Melting From Warm Water Below

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Antarctica’s massive ice shelves are shrinking because they are being eaten away from below by warm water, a new study finds. That suggests that future sea levels could rise faster than many scientists have been predicting…

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Effect of glacial ice melting on the Antarctic Surface Water, Journal Nature
Most glacial ice melting occurs below the sea surface and in regions where ice shelves and icebergs are concentrated, as along the Antarctic coastline.

Witnessing a glacier’s race to the sea, A Video, Nature
A seven-year photographic record of the Columbia Glacier in Prince William Sound on Alaska’s south central Pacific coast has been made into a striking time-lapse video that documents the glacier’s rapid ice discharge, and is helping researchers to understand how tidewater glaciers contribute to sea-level rise.

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