Monday, August 17, 2009

Glaciers at Antarctica Melting at Shocking Rates

Scientist has reported that glaciers at Antarctica a melting at an alarming rates. It has been observed that “Pine Island”, a gigantic glacier in West Antarctica is melting at four times higher rate that it was 10 years ago. This glacier is around twice the size of Scotland.

According to a recent research, published in “Geophysical Research Letters” journal, it has been estimated that at this rate the main section of glaciers will disappear in 100 years. This is six time sooner than it was estimated previously.

This research was led by Professor Duncan Wingham at University College London, and was funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council.


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