Antarctic Glaciers Lost Stunning Amount of Ground in Recent Years

This article discusses the significant amount of Antarctic glaciers that have disappeared recently. It will have a significant impact on sea level. This is definitely linked to a warming ocean; ice retreat was more rapid than even at the end of the last Ice Age.

An ambitious new mapping project has given scientists one of their most complete looks yet at the movement of glaciers all around Antarctica.

The key finding: Far more glaciers are losing ground than gaining ice.

The study fuels a growing concern among scientists about the factors affecting the Antarctic ice sheet—namely, that warm ocean waters are helping to melt glaciers and drive greater levels of ice loss, particularly in West Antarctica.

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