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Study: Strong El Nino events trigger significant changes in Antarctic ice shelves

from Xinhua Net

U.S. scientists have found that strong El Nino events can cause remarkable ice loss in some Antarctic ice shelves while the opposite may occur during strong La Nina events, a new study revealed recently. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, discovered that a strong El Nino event caused ice shelves in the Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica to gain mass at the surface and melt from below at the same time. more


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