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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Collapse of Antarctic ice shelf could have global effects

The unprecedented collapse of an ice-shelf in Antarctica could indirectly lead to a significant rise in global sea levels, researchers say. The Larsen B ice shelf covered more than 3,000 square kilometres and was 200 metres thick until its northern part disintegrated in the 1990s. Three years ago, the central part also broke up.


I wonder if the melting of this ice-shelf is going to have an effect on the salinity of those southern oceans and lead to a change in the climate, since these things are connected..

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