Superhot 'Mantle Plume' Is Melting Antarctic Ice Sheet

"Antarctica is getting a little hot under the collar.

Just under the frozen wasteland of the world's coldest continent are some seriously hot rocks, which are helping to melt its ice sheet and create lakes and rivers, a study found.  

How hot? Try 1,800 degrees. The heat produced by the scorching hot rocks — officially known as a mantle plume — was measured at 150 milliwatts per square meter. That's not far from the heat produced under Yellowstone National Park, which is measured at about 200 milliwatts per square meter."

Doyle Rice reports for USA TODAY November 8, 2017.

Source: USA TODAY, 11/09/2017