Antarctica breakthrough: NASA scientists' ‘worrying’ discovery below ice revealed

NASA made a “particularly worrying” discovery after burying a GPS tracker beneath the Nansen Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

NASA scientists Ryan Walker and Christine Dow travelled to the remote location on the coast of Antarctic by helicopter to investigate how tides affect the movement and stability of the 695-mile lump of ice protruding into Antarctica’s Ross Sea. Relatively understudied, Nansen’s manageable size means it is a useful proxy for predicting how larger ice shelves will contribute to sea-level rise in the decades and centuries to come. By studying the impact of tides, Dr Walker...
source: Express

2020-01-14 00:35
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