Big ocean waves produced by storms accelerate the melting of polar sea ice: study

By Climate Central
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 13:55 EDT
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Antarctic ice via AFP
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Big Waves Bust Up Sea Ice, May Be Playing Role in Melt (via Climate Central)

By Andrea Thompson Follow @AndreaTWeather Big ocean waves whipped up by storms hundreds or even thousands of miles away from Earth’s poles could play a bigger role in breaking up polar sea ice and thus contributing to its melt more than had been thought…

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