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Photos: Antarctica ice

Time magazine posted an interesting photo essay recently describing changes in ice taking place around Antarctica. Climatologists know that the high latitudes (both in the Arctic and Antarctic) are the most likely places to see the impacts of changing climate because of the albedo effect, which affects how much sunlight is absorbed by the ground (if the ground is dark with no snow cover) or reflected (if there is a lot of white reflective snow). This collection of aerial photos shows the beauty of the ice and looks at some of the changes that are occurring. You can see it at http://time.com/antarctica-climate-change/.

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