John Kerr posted in Antarctica • arctic • NIWA • sea ice • sea ice retreat on May 30th, 2014.
Large waves generated by ocean storms have a greater impact on the breakup and retreat of sea ice than previously thought. New research from NIWA, published this week in Nature, suggests that large ocean waves whipped up by storms can fracture Antarctic sea ice hundreds of kilometres from the ice edge and accelerate sea-ice retreat. […]
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