Antarctica's warm winds spell trouble
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Antarctica's warm winds spell trouble

British Antarctic Survey scientists have found that dry, warm, downslope winds - so-called foehn winds - are more frequent and occur over a greater range than previously thought.

It is a significant finding because of the influence these winds could have in melting and destabilising the ice shelves of the Antarctic Peninsula.

BAS researcher Jenny Turton spoke to our correspondent Jonathan Amos.