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Warm Ocean Water Melting and Antarctic Glacier
September 24, 2013 | Penn State

“Warm ocean water, not warm air, is melting the Pine Island Glacier’s floating ice shelf in Antarctica and may be the culprit for increased melting of other ice shelves.”


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March 13, 2014 | NASA
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Seafloor Volcanoes Modified Antarctic Climate?
September 2, 2013 | LA Times
A line of ancient volcanoes that grew on the floor of the Southern Ocean tens of millions of years ago may have blocked ocean currents and modified Antarctic climate.

Melting Glaciers and Sea Level Rise
May 19, 2013 | University of Colorado Boulder
"While 99 percent of Earth’s land ice is locked up in the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, the remaining ice in the world’s glaciers contributed just as much to sea rise as the two ice sheets combined from 2003 to 2009." Quoted from the University of Colorado Boulder press release.


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