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In West Antarctica has accelerated the movement of glaciers

February 28 2008

British researchers working in Antarctica have discovered evidence of instability of ice in the western part of the mainland. Satellite observations and careful measurements have shown that three huge glaciers move faster over a decade.

In 1990-ies. movement of the glacier accelerated by 1% annually, over the past year, the acceleration of 7%.

The reason may be as volcanic activity and ocean currents, which tempted glaciers. If the glaciers descend from the mainland, it could lead to rising sea levels, transmits radio "liberty".

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