23 Sep '16, 1pm

Ancient marine fossils in the Transantarctic Mountains offer disturbing clues about climate change

Four scientists from Northern Illinois University, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Pennsylvania State University reported “new atmospheric modeling utilizing Pliocene climate and derived Antarctic landscapes ” to unite the theories in a paper published online this week by Nature Communications . From the new data, the scientists think the East Antarctic Ice Sheet did retreat, by 300 miles, but wind still helped with the mysterious transportation of the diatoms. As the ice melted, “diatom-rich lands” were exposed to wind, which ferried the diatoms to the mountains instead of glaciers doing the job.

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