Stripes of dust and rock restrict flow of Antarctic glaciers

November 8, 2013 5:44 PM

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Stripes of dust and rock restrict flow of Antarctic glaciers

The stripes are helping researchers estimate Antarctic sea levels and the effects of climate change on glaciers

The stripes are providing friction and hindering the flow of this ice over the underlying bedrock and sediment. Researchers from Princeton University and the British Antarctic Survey used mathematical models to locate these ribs, dubbed tiger stripes in reference to Princeton's mascot, which occur i...

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