How Kelvin waves convert East Antarctic winds to West Antarctic ice melt

Stronger winds 6000kms away on the East Antarctic, have generated waves that circle the continent at almost 700kmh. When these waves meet the steep underwater topography of the West Antarctic Peninsula they push warm water under the ice shelves. This helps explain the increased ice melt in this region that can lead trillion tonne ice shelves, like Larsen C, to break away from the continent.

How Kelvin waves convert East Antarctic winds to West Antarctic ice melt

More Larsen C-type ice shelf collapses likely in future, suggests modelling.

Mon 17 Jul 17 from Cosmos Magazine

Stronger winds heat up West Antarctic ice melt

New research published today in Nature Climate Change has revealed how strengthening winds on the opposite side of Antarctica, up to 6000kms away, drive the high rate of ice melt along the West ...

Mon 17 Jul 17 from Phys.org

Stronger winds heat up West Antarctic ice melt, Mon 17 Jul 17 from ScienceDaily

First half of 2017 was Earth´s second hottest on record

Experts said it is now almost certain that 2017 will be the third year in a row to break global climate records. The figures confirm that global warming is at levels not seen for 115,000 years. ...

Wed 19 Jul 17 from Daily Mail

Antarctic sea ice is melting because of strong winds

Researchers from University of New South Wales in Australia found strong gusts from the eastern coast on Antarctica are driving waves of warm water towards the ice.

Mon 17 Jul 17 from Daily Mail

Strong winds heat up west Antarctic ice

Strong winds in eastern Antarctica are causing ice to melt in the west Antarctic peninsula, located as far away as 6,000 km, according to a study.The study, published in Nature Climate Change, ...

Tue 18 Jul 17 from The Hindu

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