Changing winds dampen Antarctic sea-level rise

Nature: Shifting, strengthening winds will help to counteract future sea-level rise in Antarctica -- and by doing so, they may help stabilize ice sheets on some parts of the southern continent. The band of westerly winds that encircles Antarctica has been speeding up and creeping southward since the 1950s. The trend, largely driven by the Antarctic ozone hole, is expected to continue thanks to climate change -- and could alone cause a drop in sea level of up to 40 cm over 70 years, according to research......

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