A clearer picture of Antarctic ice loss
New techniques developed by NASA are enabling scientists to calculate ice flow into the sea in greater detail than ever before. And there are some dramatic results: the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is losing ice at an accelerating rate probably due to ocean warming. However, flow into the sea from the East Antarctic Ice Sheet remains steady. So there’s still plenty to understand about how the ice sheets respond to changing ocean and atmospheric conditions. Read NASA’s story.
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