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Major collapse of ice shelf as tall as Tokyo Sky Tree - Revealed by cosmic rays produced nuclides and numerical model

Feb. 25, 2016

Yusuke Yokoyama (AORI, The University of Tokyo)

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have demonstrated for the first time that the Ross Ice Shelf, the largest ice shelf in the world, underwent a major collapse approximately 5,000 years ago during the late Holocene as a result of warming of the ocean and the atmosphere of the Antarctic region. This result will provide important insights for understanding future stability of the ice shelf under a warming climate.
 

Detail: UTokyo Research "Major collapse of ice shelf as tall as Tokyo Sky Tree - Revealed by cosmic rays produced nuclides and numerical model"
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/utokyo-research/research-news/major-collapse-of-ice-shelf-as-tall-as-tokyo-sky-tree.html

UTokyo Research (Feb. 25, 2016)  

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