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Airborne radar surveys and data-based models indicate West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse is underway

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 3:19pm
National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded researchers at the University of Washington have concluded that Antarctica's fast-moving Thwaites Glacier will likely disappear in a matter of centuries, potentially raising sea level by more than a half-a-meter (two feet).

Data gathered by NSF-funded airborne radar, detailed topography maps and computer modeling was used to make the determination.

The glacier acts as an ice dam, stabilizing and regulating movement toward the sea of the ...

More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131369&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


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