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Shifting Ocean Currents Drive Accelerating Ice Melt of Antarctic Ice Shelf

Shifting currents are eating away at the Pine Island Ice Shelf

Shifting ocean currents appear to be accelerating ice melt of the Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf in western Antarctica. According to research published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University have recorded ocean currents driving at and underneath the ice shelf, carving out an expanding cavity from underneath the glacier, creating a growing impact 50 …

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