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Antarctic flood produces 'ice crater'

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posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 09:04 PM
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This is an event that occurred in 2007 and 2008, that was recently discovered.

www.bbc.co.uk...


Scientists have seen evidence for a colossal flood under Antarctica that drained six billion tonnes of water, quite possibly straight to the ocean.
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The group's upper estimate is 6.4 cubic km - very nearly as much as is stored in Scotland's famous Loch Ness.


This comes on top of recent articles that Antarctic ice is melting from below.

The most interesting thing in this article is the map showing how fast Antarctic glaciers are moving, Some near the coast are moving a kilometer a year.

www.statesman.com...


A team of University of Texas researchers recently discovered a swamplike system of water under an Antarctic glacier the size of New Mexico


The warming southern ocean is melting the ice shelves from below, but ice on the continent is providing enough fresh water to keep the ice shelves roughly the same size.




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