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Antarctic glaciers in hot water – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on October 26th, 2016.

Hundreds of metres of solid ice were lost from West Antarctica’s glaciers between 2002 and 2009, according to a US-led study published today in Nature Communications. Warm ocean waters beneath ice shelves are linked to melting the ice from below, but the effect is difficult to measure. Using data collected from a NASA airborne study, […]

ODT/NZPA: Monster iceberg breaks up after calving from glacier

Peter Griffin posted in on August 24th, 2010.

An ice break-off from the Tasman Glacier has been far bigger than expected – instead of the 10 million tonnes expected, estimations are that up to 50 million tonnes of ice may have calved off the glacier. The glacier is the largest in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, and this latest calving has shortened it (previously29km) […]

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