TITLE

Antarctica Undercut

AUTHOR(S)
Fox, Douglas
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
National Geographic;Jan2012, Vol. 221 Issue 1, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information and a map of underwater ice loss of the Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica, believed to be caused by strengthening ocean currents bringing warm water, which was explored by robotic submarine Autosub3 in 2009.
ACCESSION #
70082262

 

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