Geothermal Heat Accelerates Glacier Melting in Antarctic

June 10, 2014 10:45 AM

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Geothermal heat is accelerating the melting of the glacier in the Antarctic, a new study reveals.

Researchers at the Institute for Geophysics from the University of Texas, Austin, say the Thwaites Glacier, of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is melting not only due to the ocean but also because of geothermal heat. This new finding alters our understanding of the conditions existing beneath the Ice S...

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