Melting of West Antarctica’s biggest glacier acclererates

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  1. Hang on just a moment,
    What are these guys using to determine that loss of ‘large’ amounts of the Pine Island glacier – Google Earth ?

    Using today’s AMSR-E Bremen satellite data, you would find there is 10/10 sea ice out to just under 65deg S.
    Then if you use Google Earth for a graphic and move your cursor out to 66deg S to get an idea just how much sea ice there is in this area.
    The Wilkins Ice Shelf is now locked in – further up the West Antarctic Peninsula.
    Further back at McMurdo, there has just been a medical rescue in the last couple of days, with a C-17 transport landing on the Ross Sea Ice Shelf.
    Comment from that rescue – “it is nearly cold enough to freeze the fuel (in the aircraft)”

    So where is this glacier disappearing to ? or is it ablation ? or is it the “Ice Pixies” stealing it in the long winter night ?

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