Potential instability in West Antarctic Ice Sheet from newly discovered basin size of New Jersey

 

Potential instability in West Antarctic Ice Sheet from newly discovered basin size of New Jersey

Posted: 10 May 2012 07:05 AM PDT

Scientists have uncovered a previously unknown sub-glacial basin nearly the size of New Jersey beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet near the Weddell Sea. The location, shape and texture of the mile-deep basin suggest that this region of the ice sheet is at a much greater risk of collapse than previously thought.
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Posted: 10 May 2012 07:05 AM PDT

Scientists have uncovered a previously unknown sub-glacial basin nearly the size of New Jersey beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet near the Weddell Sea. The location, shape and texture of the mile-deep basin suggest that this region of the ice sheet is at a much greater risk of collapse than previously thought.
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