Glaciers Melting Under Water 100 Times Faster Than Thought, Study Finds

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Underwater glacial melting is happening up to 100 times faster than previously thought, a major study has found, The Independent reports. For the first time, researchers directly measured the melting of tidewater glaciers below the waterline. They found existing models were “wildly inaccurate.” Rebecca Jackson of Rutgers University-New Brunswick in New Jersey was co-author of the study.“We found that melt rates are significantly higher than expected across the whole underwater face of the glacier – in some places 100 times higher than theory would predict.” – Rebecca Jackson Until now, scientists did not know how fast these glaciers – which are found in Greenland, Alaska and Antarctica –...

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