An Antarctic ice shelf on a sunny day (IMAGE) California Institute of Technology Caption Prior to developing this model, the team has traveled to Antarctica to make measurements of temperature and salinity of the water and ice. Their new model shows that an often-overlooked narrow ocean current along the Antarctic coast can play a large role in how heat gets trapped beneath the ice shelves, melting them from below. Credit Courtesy of Andy Thompson Usage Restrictions Please use image credit License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.