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Gigantic Antarctica glacier melting at alarming rate

; Date: February 11, 2017

Tags: Climate Change »»»» Melting Glaciers »»»» Antarctica »»»» Mertz Glacier

Russian scientists studying the Mertz Glacier in Antarctica expected the glacier to extend over 500 feet below the ocean surface. This glacier extends over 40 kilometers out over the ocean, and of course would normally have ice extending well below the surface. They sent a robotic submarine to explore the glacier, found the water to be warmer than expected, and the sub-surface portion of the glacier to be riddled with caves.

Gigantic Antarctica glacier melting at alarming rate - YouTube

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One of the largest glaciers in Antarctica is melting at a worrying rate. An international team of scientists is sailing around the continent on a research mi...

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