Hidden volcanoes melt Antarctic glaciers from belo

Reported By Fox News on 2014-06-09w 

“Antarctica is a land of ice. But dive below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, and you’ll find fire as well, in the form of subglacial volcanoes. Now, a new study finds that these subglacial volcanoes and other geothermal hotspots are contributing to the melting of Thwaites Glacier… The researchers checked out the subglacial geology in the region and found that fast-melting spots were disproportionately clustered near confirmed West Antarctic volcanoes, suspected volcanoes or other presumed hotspots.” [See also: http://phys.org/news/2014-06-major-west-antarctic-glacier-geothermal.html]

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