Icebergs Once Drifted as Far South as Florida During the Last Ice Age

October 13, 2014 2:51 PM

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Icebergs Once Drifted as Far South as Florida During the Last Ice Age

It turns out that icebergs may have once drifted all the way to Florida. Using a high-resolution model to describe ocean circulation during the last ice age about 21,000 years ago, scientists have found that icebergs from the North American ice sheet floated as far south as Florida.

In order to better understand how far icebergs and meltwater drifted from the North American ice sheet-and whether there was evidence of it drifting south-scientists analyzed high-resolution images of the sea floor from Cape Hatteras to Florida. By examining these images, the researchers identified ...

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