Wind Also Melting Glaciers

Posted by on Saturday, November 4, 2017
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Warming temperatures are not the only threat facing glaciers.

A new study says that warm winds blowing across glaciers are also a cause for the melting.

Melting occurs below the glaciers when warm winds send warm currents underneath the glaciers.

Water is also being sent into the walls which aid in melting.

Totten Glacier may met such a fate. Totten Glacier is a large glacier draining a major portion of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. If it were to melt, global sea levels could rise by up to 6 meters.

It is estimated to have a catchment of 538,000 km2.



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