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Wind, Warm Water Revved ­p Melting Antarctic Glaciers

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Fleming Glacier rock outcropping

A rock outcropping on Fleming Glacier, which feeds one of the accelerating glaciers in Marguerite Bay on the western Antarctic Peninsula.

Credit: NASA/OIB

A NASA study has located the Antarctic glaciers that accelerated the fastest between 2008 and 2014 and finds that the most likely cause of their speedup is an observed influx of warm water into the bay where they're located.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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