Ocean warming threatens stability of Antarctic ice shelves

Discover: The Getz Ice Shelf extends several miles into the ocean along the western Antarctic coast. The vertical face of the ice shelf is almost 200 feet high and is estimated to extend another 1,000 feet below the ocean surface. This photo was taken from a NASA DC-8 by Ted Scambos, Lead Scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Note: Thanks to a spring-break getaway, I`m just now catching up to this new research showing that warming ocean waters are threatening the stability of giant, floating......

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