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Coastal Antarctic Permafrost Melting Faster Than Expected

Coastal Antarctic Permafrost Melting Faster Than Expected

For the first time, scientists have documented an acceleration in the melt rate of permafrost, or ground ice, in a section of Antarctica where the ice had been considered stable. The melt rates are comparable with the Arctic, where accelerated melting of permafrost has become a regularly recurring phenomenon, and the change could offer a…   » Continue Reading