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Event Details

Polar Melting event report

Category: Polar Melting
Observation: 05.01.2008
Continent: South Pole
Area: Knox Coast
Severity: Moderate
Event details
Polar melting in Knox CoastAn iceberg breaks off from Antarctic's Knox Coast in January 2008. Satellite images by the University of Colorado's National Snow and Ice Data Center have shown that Antarctica's massive Wilkins Ice Shelf has begun disintegrating under the effects of global warming.
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