Gallery: New Study Shows West Antarctic Ice Sheet Warming Twice as Fast...


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US researchers have found that the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet is warming nearly twice as fast as previously thought. Combining previous data with computer models of the atmosphere and a numerical analysis method, the researchers were able to fill in the missing observations from previous records kept at Byrd Station, located near the center of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Scientists are now worried that the warming ice could accelerate the rise in sea levels.

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