The Antarctic Ice Sheet: what could its melting mean for our coastal cities? Mobile. Swellwatch. “Spectacular sheer cliffs rising 100 feet above the ocean and extending 900 feet below the surface,” is how journalist Justin Gillis describes Antarctica in his recent three-part series in the New York Times, “Antarctic Dispatches. ” This stunning monochromatic landscape is the result of millions of years of compacted snowfall, which has suppressed most of the topographic landmarks usually associated with a continent.
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