Robot dolphins find Antarctic melt is due to underwater storms

November 13, 2014 2:59 PM

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Innovative gliders collect more data and stay out longer than manned vessels ever could

That Antarctica is melting is not in question – surface area is easily measured. The same goes for the surrounding seawater melting it. One question plaguing researchers, though, was how exactly that warmer water came in contact with the icy continent. Now, using dolphin-like robotic gliders, resear...

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