BELLA C. CHIU, ARLINGTON, MASS.
Isn't it likely that the accelerated breakup of polar ice holds the key to the missing heat? Massive amounts of heat are absorbed by the solid-to-liquid phase change when ice melts, and recent observations have shown a striking reduction of ice thickness.
DAVID ROPER, GRAND JUNCTION, COLO.
Perhaps the heat is going into the atmosphere and is the origin of what we measure as "global warming." PAUL ETZLER, CEDAR CITY, UTAH
As far as scientists can tell, top-layer cooling of the world's oceans isn't an effect of melting in the polar regions. Some of the heat may be warming the atmosphere, scientists say. However; much of the missing heat remains unaccounted for.--S. PERKINS
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|Date:||Nov 25, 2006|
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