Science News 2014(English)

The mysterious melting of Antarctic ice

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Running Time : 5minutes

Japanese edition has been published in Sept 19, 2014

Overview

One of the most visible consequences of global warming is the sea level rise. This is mainly triggered by the melting of mountain glaciers and ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland. The latest research reports that ice sheets are melting at a more rapid pace than previously forecast.
But what is actually happening beneath these ice sheets?

Cast

Shin Sugiyama(Associate Professor, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University),
Ralf Greve(Professor, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University)