Scientists are greatly concerned about the rapid melting of glaciers of Antarctica




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Scientists are sounding the alarm because glaciers in Antarctica, which was much faster than they expected.

PPO data the U.S. national data center (NSIDC), the size of glaciers decreased by 2.28 million square kilometers. This is 10 thousand square kilometers smaller than the previous absolute minimum, which the researchers recorded 27 February 1997.

In General, the melting of glaciers at the end of February – the usual process. At this time in the southern hemisphere summer ends, and in March the ice formation starts to increase.

The Director of the center mark Serrez said that the current data has hit records, but not full. Final statistics Agency will publish in late February to confirm that the melting of glaciers in Antarctica is actually a historic high .

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