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A Maine-Sized Hole Has Opened up in Antarctica’s Ice Blanket

Futurism Thursday, 12 October 2017 ()
A Maine-Sized Hole Has Opened up in Antarctica’s Ice BlanketScientists have observed that a polynya in the Antarctic ice blanket is much larger this year than when it appeared last year. Before 2016, the hole hadn't formed in around 40 years, and no one is sure why it is reemerging now.

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News video: Antarctic Hole The Size Of South Carolina Opens

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Last month, a massive hole opened in the middle of the frozen Weddell Sea of Antarctica. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, persistent areas of open water in places where you'd expect sea ice, such as in the Arctic and Antarctic, are known as polynyas. But this Weddell polynya is...

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