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Where warm ocean waters flow under the ice shelves they can drive rapid melting from below, causing ice shelves to thin or break up and reducing the buttressing effect." As Antarctica is home to some of the world's largest ice sheets, the processes revealed in the new study could have critical implications for global sea levels.
Recent reports have suggested that right-sided hernias are more common than initially thought although they are more often asymptomatic due to the buttressing effect of the liver (3,4).
The buttressing effect "forces the wind to move to the base and stretch it out."
The wedge's buttressing effect slows down the ice flow from the continent--an important role, to be sure.