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Warm ocean water melting Antarctic ice from bottom

Friday, June 14, 2013

Warm ocean water melting Antarctic ice from bottom (via AFP)

Warming ocean waters are melting the Antarctic ice shelves from the bottom up, researchers said, in the first comprehensive study of the thick platforms of floating ice. Scientists have long known that basal melt, the melting of ice shelves from underneath, was taking place and attributed the trend…


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