THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

Sea icy off part of Antarctica despite fear of melt

Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:54pm GMT

OSLO (Reuters) – Sea water under an East Antarctic ice shelf showed no sign of higher temperatures despite fears of a thaw linked to global warming that could bring higher world ocean levels, first tests showed on Monday.

Sensors lowered through three holes drilled in the Fimbul Ice Shelf showed the sea water is still around freezing and not at higher temperatures widely blamed for the break-up of 10 shelves on the Antarctic Peninsula, the most northerly part of the frozen continent.

Read more: Reuters

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