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Antarctic melting slows atmospheric warming and speeds sea level rise
November 19, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Current climate models do not include the effects on the global climate of melting ice from Antarctica. The new research is the first to project how the melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheet will affect future climate. The researchers found that the entire Earth will continue warming, but the atmosphere will warm more slowly because more of the heat will be trapped in the ocean. Full Story
University of Arizona
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