new scientific paper attempts to explain a mystery at
team of investigators from the British Antarctic Survey
discovered a localized area where the Antarctic Ice
sheet is melting "unexpectedly quickly."
Using radar, they found that some of the ice in a three
kilometer thick layer appears to be missing.
have proposed that the heat source causing the melting
is "unusually radioactive rocks," combined with
unusually hot water from deep underground.
Professor Donald E. Scott explores if the cause of the
mysterious ice melting is in fact an incoming
current at the South Pole.