PerspectiveClimate Change

Hitting the Ice Sheets Where It Hurts

Science  24 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5768, pp. 1720-1721
DOI: 10.1126/science.1125226

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Summary

In both hemispheres, glacier discharge to the sea has increased markedly in recent years as warm water from intermediate depths is melting the floating ends of glaciers from below, accelerating them.