Path of Kelvin Waves around West Antarctica Peninsula (image) University of New South Wales Share Print E-Mail Caption This image shows the path of the Kelvin waves that interact with the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and push warmer waters under the ice shelves of the West Antarctic Peninsula. These waves are generated by strengthening winds, 6000km away, on the opposite side of the Antarctic. Credit Ryan Holmes / NCI Usage Restrictions No modification and credit image. Share Print E-Mail 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.