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West Antarctic Ice Sheet section

West Antarctic Ice Sheet section - 28 October  2016, Mountain tops, West Antarctic, Ice sheet
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A section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet with mountains poking through, viewed from a window of a NASA Operation IceBridge airplane on October 28, 2016, in flight over Antarctica. NASA's Operation IceBridge has been studying how polar ice has evolved over the past eight years and was flying a set of 12-hour research flights over west Antarctica at the start of the melt season. Researchers have used the IceBridge data to observe that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may be in a state of irreversible decline directly contributing to rising sea levels.

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KimE12 Uploaded by KimE12 on . West Antarctic Ice Sheet section - Desktop Nexus Nature Download free wallpapers and background images: West Antarctic Ice Sheet section. Desktop Nexus Nature background ID 2351228. A section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet with mountains poking through, viewed from a window of a NASA Operation IceBridge airplane on October 28, 2016, in flight over Antarctica. NASA's Operation IceBridge has been studying how polar ice has evolved over the past eight years and was flying a set of 12-hour research flights over west Antarctica at the start of the melt season. Researchers have used the IceBridge data to observe that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may be in a state of irreversible decline directly contributing to rising sea levels.

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Wallpaper Comments (9)

emma999
Posted by emma999 on 06/02/18 at 07:25 AM
And one of the more natural looking 4sided pyramids. I think our greatest worry is not from flooding but from space... in a form of an asteroid..., my be the size of a mountain??

Every Summer, some ice melts away because of the season not because of CO2 emissions but because of the sun. Its emitting more of UV 'A', 'B', and 'C' radiation. Also, Antarctica has an active volcano, so some ice must melt away. Many people don't know that.8)8)
Trackerandy
Posted by Trackerandy on 02/11/18 at 09:48 PM
Wonderful
Entropy
Posted by Entropy on 02/11/18 at 06:55 PM
The word irreversible seems a little drastic, we have had many mini ice ages through out our history! Great image 1fd
stepmom
Posted by stepmom on 02/11/18 at 05:44 PM
So calm and peaceful :)
welcha
Posted by welcha on 02/11/18 at 03:16 PM
therefore many lands will be submerged again....!!
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Uploaded By: KimE12
Date Uploaded: February 11, 2018
Filename: c-Ice-Sheet-section.jpg
Original Resolution: 1500x1000
File Size: 259.55KB
Category: Forces of Nature

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