Friday, September 21, 2007

Antarctic Snowmelt Increasing

I found this article about Antarctic snowmelt here. It talks about in the past couple decades snow has been melting farther inland and in higher altitudes than in the past. I found it interesting when it talked about how snow melt in Antarctica is pretty minimal because it remains below freezing most summers, however in recent years it has been getting warm enough to melt. It is also interesting how snow melt on the Ross Ice Shelf have the potential of causing the ice to break up.

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