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A New Theory Explains What's Driving Antarctica's Fastest Melting Glacier

Researchers previously pinpointed continental winds as the force pushing warm ocean waters underneath West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, but now they say local weather patterns are to blame.

Published On 02/17/2017
11:46 AM EST
Photo by Louise Biddle | Scientists from the RRS James Clark Ross are lowered onto sea ice, part of a related study of seals in the region and their environment.
Photo by Povl Abrahamsen | A penguin stands on an iceberg in the Amundsen Sea.