Study Documents Major Ice-Shelf Changes on Antarctic Peninsula

April 2010
GEOWorld;Apr2010, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p10
The article offers information on the "Coastal-Change and the Glaciological Map of the Palmer Land Area, Antarctica: 1947:2009," a study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The study reveals that the ice-shelf retreat in the southern Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica from 1947-2009 is caused by climate change and could result to glacier retreat and sea-level rise. USGS scientist Jane Ferrigno asserts the need to understand and observe the changes in the world's climate system.


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