Antarctic ice sheets capable of retreating up to 50 metres per day

The ice shelves surrounding the Antarctic coastline retreated at speeds of up to 50 metres per day at the end of the last Ice Age, far more rapid than the satellite-derived retreat rates observed today, new research has found.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change polar-science antarctic-ice-sheet antarctic ocean

Rapid melting of the world’s largest ice shelf linked to solar heat in the ocean

An international team of scientists has found part of the world’s largest ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the overall ice shelf average due to solar heating of the surrounding ocean surface.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 29, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change environment spotlight-on-sustainability-and-the-environment polar-science antarctic

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