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Scientists report enormous Texas-sized ice melt in Antarctica

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 17, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Lacy Cooke) last modified Jun 16, 2017

A recent snowmelt event in West Antarctica could provide scientists with more information to understand how climate change will alter our world. A team of scientists from American and Australian institutions documented widespread melting that happened in 2016, precipitated by largely by warm winds from El Niño. An unusually warm summer didn't help either. We know warm waters are melting ice shelves in Antarctica, but this event was one of the first instances where researchers were able to document...





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