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‘Melt rate of Antarctica glaciers speeding up’

‘Melt rate of Antarctica glaciers speeding up’
The melt rate of glaciers in the fastest-melting part of Antarctica has tripled over the past decade, researchers said on Tuesday in an analysis of the past 21 years.

Glaciers in the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica are losing ice faster than another part of Antarctica and are the biggest contributor to rising sea levels, said researchers at the University of California at Irvine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.Research published in May concluded that the melting of glaciers in West Antarctica, which contain enough water to raise sea levels by at least a meter, is speeding up and seems irreversible.

The study is the first to assess and reconcile observations from four different measurement techniques so as to generate an authoritative estimate.

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