Antarctic ice shelf collapse possibly triggered by ocean waves

Friday, February 12, 2010 - 11:07 in Earth & Climate

Extremely long waves could have initiated 2008 collapse events. Depicting a cause-and-effect scenario that spans thousands of miles, scientists discovered that ocean waves originating along the Pacific coasts of North and South America impact Antarctic ice shelves and could play a role in their catastrophic collapse.

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