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Antarctica, the world’s most southerly continent, contains 90% of the world’s ice. It’s of great interest to scientists as the edges are melting as our planet warms. Giant rivers of ice have formed enormous floating ice shelves, hundreds of metres thick. But how is climate change affecting these tongues of ice – and why do we care? In this talk with British Antarctic Survey scientist Ella Gilbert, you can find out:
· Why an ice shelf is like a sandwich
· The unexpected ways that ice shelves affect sea-level rise
· What it’s like to fly along the edge of an ice shelf
See you there!
BAS Live, 2:00pm, Thursday 18 June 2020
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