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Why Antarctica is melting?
Melting at the base of Antarctica's Fimbul Ice Shelf is driven by warm surface water, as well as intermittent pulses of warmer, deeper water.
Newly discovered source of heat contributes to Antarctic melting
Sun-heated surface water contributes towards melting under ice shelves in Dronning Maud Land.
Ministers visit Antarctica
Several of the world's environment ministers and climate advisers are now on their way home after a successful vistit to Norway's Troll Research Station in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica.
February 21 at 4 pm, 1600 UTC, the Norwegian-American Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica 2007-2009 rolled in to Troll Station. The field part of this large IPY project has been successfully completed.