Underground volcanoes accelerate glacier melting in antarctic

June 10, 2014 4:07 AM

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Underground volcanoes accelerate glacier melting in antarctic

"It's the most complex thermal environment you might imagine," said researcher Don Blankenship.

According to a new study by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), the Thwaites Glacier of Western Antarctica -- which recently made the news headlines for its accelerated melting and structural vulnerabilities -- is also being eroded from beneath by geothermal heat released by under...

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