Scientists Want To Use Gliders To Learn More About Ocean Ice Melt

November 11, 2014 6:08 AM

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Scientists Want To Use Gliders To Learn More About Ocean Ice Melt

Scientists have been puzzled over the dramatic increase in the melting of sea ice in the Antarctic region. While some factors may be understandable they still don’t know enough about all of the variables which could be influencing these extreme conditions.

Beta Wired stated, “Thawing Antarctic ice has been linked to increasing ocean levels—a hallmark of climate change. Warmer waters are likely why the ice shelf is melting so rapidly, but scientists were still puzzled as to how these warmer currents are getting past the continental shelf break, and a d...

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