World’s largest ice sheet threatened by warm water surge

August 15th, 2022

Nature, Other, 12/08/2022, Torsten Blackwood
Shifting winds and ocean currents are pushing warm waters into East Antarctica, contributing to ice loss, an analysis finds. […] Ninety years of data Oceanographers Laura Herraiz-Borreguero at Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and Alberto Naveira Garabato at the University of Southampton, UK, sought to understand what is happening by collating and analysing publicly available records of ocean temperature and salinity, going back 90 years, along the East Antarctic continental slope and open ocean.

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