PDA

View Full Version : QuikScat Captures Images of Melting Ice Shelf



Fraser
2005-Oct-07, 03:04 AM
SUMMARY: An instrument on board NASA's Quick Scatterometer spacecraft has detected the earliest melting in Antarctica's Larsen Ice Shelf. This huge plate of glacier-fed ice has been disintegrating since 1995, losing nearly 10-percent of its size (more than two trillion tonnes of ice), and the most recent chunk disappeared due to a cyclone that sent warm weather into the area.

View full article (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/quikscat_melting_ice_shelf.html)
What do you think about this story? post your comments below.