West Antarctica Ice Sheet Collapse Unstoppable

West Antarctica Ice Sheet Collapse Unstoppable

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NASA and the University of California have hit the headlines this week with the results of a 40 year observational study that has shown that the West Antarctica Ice Sheet is in a state of decline that can not be stopped. The glaciers contain enough water to raise the oceans by 1.2 metres. It is thought that this will occur over the next few centuries. NASA is a keeping a close watch on the area and will deploy a fleet of research aircraft this October to monitor the thickness of the glaciers, ice sheets and sea ice.


To learn more:


http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-148&rn=news.xml&rst=4142


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