Research finds peninsula ice in Antarctica may be more stable than thought

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This is a view from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Rothera research station, on Alexander Island at the Antarctic Peninsula. A. E. Hogg/CPOM

A portion of the ice covering Antarctica is melting slower than previously thought, according to a study released Tuesday.

The findings, published in Geophysical Research Letters, offer what is called the first detailed assessment of changing glacier flow in Western Palmer Land — at the southwestern corner of the Antarctic Peninsula.

The research was led by the U.K. Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at the University of Leeds.

The new research said the increase in the rate of ice melt is actually three times smaller than previously thought.

CGTN’s Sean Callebs explains the findings.

Research finds peninsula ice in Antarctica may be more stable than thought

Research finds peninsula ice in Antarctica may be more stable than thought

A portion of the ice covering Antarctica is melting slower than previously thought, according to a study released Tuesday. The findings, published in Geophysical Research Letters, offer what is called the first detailed assessment of changing glacier flow in Western Palmer Land — at the southwestern corner of the Antarctic Peninsula. The research was led by the U.K. Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at the University of Leeds. The new research said the increase in the rate of ice melt is actually three times smaller than previously thought. CGTN’s Sean Callebs explains the findings.