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A Huge Red Flag Just Popped Up in a Little-Studied Region of Antarctica – Gizmodo Australia

Glaciers in Antarctica are turning the concept of “glacial pace” on its head. A new study of a little-observed area on the continent finds that rising heat is making…

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Glaciers in Antarctica are turning the concept of glacial pace on its head. A new study of a little-observed area on the continent finds that rising heat is making ice streams flow faster, which has worrisome consequences for sea level rise.
The study, published this week in Nature Communications, uses a quarter century of satellite records to observe changes in the Getz Ice Shelf in western Antarctica. The study is the first to show this region is speeding up over long multidecadal timescales,…

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