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Winds of change driving Antarctic ice melt

Tuesday 13 Aug 19 11:00am

Winds near the edge of West Antarctica have shifted in a way that allows warmer water to reach under the ice shelves and melt them from below.

 

GLOBAL WARMING is driving a shift in regional winds around the edges of Antarctica, and that's speeding up the meltdown of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, new research shows.

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