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"Tiger stripes" underneath Antarctic glaciers slow the flow


November 7, 2013

Olga Sergienko Researchers at Princeton University and the British Antarctic Survey have discovered that most resistance to the movement of glaciers over the underlying bedrock comes from narrow, high-friction stripes that lie within large, extremely slippery areas underneath the glacier. These stripes are thought to govern the speed at which Antarctic glaciers are moving. Full Story

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