Warm ocean rapidly melting Antarctic ice shelf from below

For five years, a scientific expedition tried reaching Pine Island Glacier ice shelf in a remote, wind-ridden corner of Antarctica. The obstacles to get to the ice shelf were extreme, but the science goal was simple: to measure how fast the sea was melting the 37-mile-long ice tongue from underneath by drilling through the ice shelf.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/nsf…



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