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Researchers Find Major West Antarctic Glacier Melting from Geothermal Sources

"Thwaites Glacier, the large, rapidly changing outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is not only being eroded by the ocean, it’s being melted from below by geothermal heat, researchers at the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin (UTIG) report in the current edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

Using radar techniques to map how water flows under ice sheets, UTIG researchers were able to estimate ice melting rates and thus identify significant sources of geothermal heat under Thwaites Glacier. They found these sources are distributed over a wider area and are much hotter than previously assumed...

The cause of the variable distribution of heat beneath the glacier is thought to be the movement of magma and associated volcanic activity arising from the rifting of the Earth’s crust beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet...

According to his findings, the minimum average geothermal heat flow beneath Thwaites Glacier is about 100 milliwatts per square meter, with hotspots over 200 milliwatts per square meter. For comparison, the average heat flow of the Earth’s continents is less than 65 milliwatts per square meter."


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NEW FLASH! Molten Rock Found to be of High Temperature.

If I recall correctly it was NBC that did the story I saw a couple years ago about the Chilean glaciers melting - due to global warming of course. A year or so later they were doing a story on a Chilean volcano erupting. My first thought was, There you go! Not increased air temperature but increased ground temperature. Molten rock is a little warm (just ask Algore) and volcanos do not erupt without that hot rock pushing to the surface. Sooooo.... you would think the science guy type would put that together ... wouldn't you?

Well maybe not, these guys only found two reasons for winter ice melt. Both air related. http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/51923

Here is a link to some volcano information. I do believe one of the volcanos is in the vary area of the Chilean glacier melt - Go figure!

Major West Found "Lost in Space"

Mark Goddard as Major West, Guy Williams as John Robinson, June Lockhardt as Maureen Lost in Space

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Please wait...

Al gore can refute this. Please, let's just wait until we hear from him.

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I can see it now,

"Scientists and Researchers for Global Warming Truth".

What a bunch of wacko, conspiracy theorist nut-bags! (sarc)

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How did they get this study below the global warming radar?

Looks like they used sonar! (satire) Actually, the way they got their study published was to stick to their results. They did not get into the implications of this study, which are profound. None of that was discussed in their paper. Thanks for posting.

The reference link to the actual study here.

Global warming from the depths of the Earth's molten core

Al Gore should be sent their to investigate and discover hell on Earth.


The next question is how do we prove this is Anthropomorphic Global Vulcanism?

Thanks for finding this.

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