Ice Melt Series Part 2: Antarctica’s ice shelf melts from below
- Length: 7:10 minutes (6.57 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Yesterday we looked at Greenland’s melting ice sheets. Today in the second part of our series on the world’s melting ice formations we’re focusing on Antarctica where stronger ocean currents beneath West Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf are eroding the ice from below, speeding the melting of the glacier. In a study released last month, scientists say this accounts for a 50% rise in melting in recent years. We spoke with Stan Jacobs, an oceanographer at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, an author of this study.