HANOVER, N.H. – The cracking, splitting and crushing events occurring constantly just beneath the earth’s surface can now be linked to similar activity taking place in floating sheets of ice in the polar regions. Two Dartmouth researchers offer a theory about how these brittle substances break under compression.
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