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Measuring melting ice

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That meltwater forms strong coastal currents and ocean fronts, and those currents are impacted by winds, tides, and break down if they become unstable. Aside from generating those currents, the distribution of freshwater in polar oceans strongly modulates the distribution of marine organisms, the magnitude of ocean mixing, and the formation and melting of sea ice, among others.

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