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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Brett Anderson, AccuWeather: What's the deal with Antarctica? (re: Pine Island Glacier, Western Antarctica)

What's the deal with Antarctica?

by Brett Anderson, AccuWeather, January 27, 2010

A recent article from NASA's Earth Observatory claims that the latest data reveal that Antarctica is losing ice at an accelerating rate. But how can that be? Especially when one recent study claimed that there has been less surface melting on the giant ice sheet in recent years and the evidence that the amount of sea ice around Antarctica has been slightly increasing.

Pine Island Glacier. Image courtesy of NASA.

According to NASA, the answer is that ice can flow without melting.


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