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Antarctic ice sheet may melt more rapidly with thinning of ice shelf

May 10th, 2012 by Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

The Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf fringing the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, may start to melt rapidly in this century and no longer act as a barrier for ice streams draining the Antarctic Ice Sheet. These predictions are made by climate researchers of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association in the […]