Antarctic Ice Loss Tripled in the Last 10 Years

December 3, 2014 6:01 PM

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Antarctic Ice Loss Tripled in the Last 10 Years

The melt rate of glaciers in the fastest-melting part of Antarctica has tripled over the past decade, researchers said Tuesday in an analysis of the past 21 years.

Glaciers in the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica are losing ice faster than another part of Antarctica and are the biggest contributor to rising sea levels, said researchers at the University of California at Irvine and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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