West Antarctic Ice is Meting Faster than Previously Thought

December 6, 2014 5:50 PM

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West Antarctic Ice is Meting Faster than Previously Thought

West Antarctica, one of the two major regions of Antarctica, has been scientists' major topic of study from a long time. They have kept close watch on an icebound corner of West Antarctica, which is undergoing a historic thaw. Some climate experts have predicted that in future, the mile-thick ice sheet of the area could collapse and raise sea levels as much as 3.3 meters.

Now, scientists have found new evidence which showed that the collapse could happen earlier than previously believed. The new research conducted by scientists demonstrated about the speed and the mechanics of West Antarctic melting. According to the research, if the melting of ice continues in futur...

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