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Scientists explained anomalies of an ice cover of Antarctica


They established the reasons of emergence of huge holes at the coast of the continent. Studying was conducted by means of robotic probes. The group of scientists of the University of Washington established the reasons of emergence of abnormal huge holes in an ice cover of Antarctica. Writes Phys.org about it. The hole which appeared in 2016 and 2017 attracted great interest from scientists and journalists. In spite of the fact that a decade ago still big cavities were formed, oceanographers for the first time managed to observe really formation of holes in ice of Antarctic. During studying satellite pictures of a sea ice cover, the robotic drifters and even seals equipped with sensors better to understand this phenomenon were investigated. "Observations show that recent cavities opened because of a combination of factors: one of them - unusual conditions in the ocean, and another - a series of very intensive storm which turned over the Weddell Sea with almost gale-force winds", - scientists noted. The ice-hole can be created near the coast because of movements of the ice movable by wind. But it can also appear far from the coast and to remain for weeks or months, serving as an oasis for penguins, whales and seals who can emerge and breathe. Earlier it was reported that scientists predicted a decline of a human civilization in connection with climate changes. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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