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Satellites Confirm Half-Century of West Antarctic Warming

January 21, 2009

warming in West Antarctica Antarctica is heating up. An NSF-supported researcher at the University of Washington combined historical temperature data from ground-based weather stations with more recent data from NASA satellites and discovered that the continent as a whole is getting warmer. The discovery is outlined in a paper published today in the journal Nature. Full Story

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