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East Antarctic ice shelves melting at surprising pace, study suggests

Saturday, June 15, 2013

East Antarctic ice shelves melting at surprising pace, study suggests (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Several small ice shelves along the East Antarctic coast appear to be melting at surprisingly high rates, some at rates comparable to those of shelves in West Antarctica, long a center of concern over the impact of climate change on the region's vast ice sheet and sea-level rise. This is an unexpected…


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