Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Map of Antarctica's Icy Edge

New Map of Antarctica's Icy Edge
Antarctica is covered by the world’s largest ice sheet, and it is losing mass. At present, ice is slipping into the sea from the continent’s icy edge more quickly than snowfall is accumulating in the high-altitude interior. The imbalance means that Antarctic ice loss is contributing to rising sea level.

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