Scientists have begun to study a 300-meter well in the Antarctic glacier
A group of scientists from New Zealand universities, under the Aotearoa New Zealand Ross Ice Shelf program, has begun a visual study of a 300-meter well drilled in a giant Antarctic Ross glacier the size of France.
Even according to the first results of the research, scientists assumed that under the thickness of the glacier the water became warmer compared to the previous measurements made in the 70s. This is a very alarming signal, as the abnormal melting of polar glaciers can lead to a catastrophic rise in the level of the World Ocean.
While it is not known exactly how actively the melting process of the Ross glacier is underway, even the minor changes that have been discovered require very close attention.