Subglacial volcanoes melting West Antarctic Ice sheet, say scientists

June 10, 2014 4:49 PM

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Subglacial volcanoes melting West Antarctic Ice sheet, say scientists

It's not just climate change that is causing the rapid loss of ice in the West Antarctic; researchers have discovered that geothermal activity is contributing to the melting.

Antarctica is a land of ice. But dive below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, and you'll find fire as well, in the form of subglacial volcanoes.

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