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Tiny bubbles make massive glaciers fade away faster

Le Conte Bay is a bay in the southeastern region of the US state of Alaska, located east of Frederick Sound.

Xeitl Sít’, also known as LeConte Glacier, in Alaska is melting faster than predicted. New data on the effects of air bubbles in glacial ice might help to explain why. Credit: Getty

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Nature 621, 447 (2023)



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