Accelerated ice discharge from the Antarctic Peninsula following the collapse of Larsen B ice shelf

@article{Rignot2004AcceleratedID,
  title={Accelerated ice discharge from the Antarctic Peninsula following the collapse of Larsen B ice shelf},
  author={E. Rignot and Gino Casassa and Prasad Gogineni and William B. Krabill and Andr{\'e}s Rivera and R. H. Thomas},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2004},
  volume={31}
}
Interferometric synthetic‐aperture radar data collected by ERS‐1/2 and Radarsat‐1 satellites show that Antarctic Peninsula glaciers sped up significantly following the collapse of Larsen B ice shelf in 2002. Hektoria, Green and Evans glaciers accelerated eightfold between 2000 and 2003 and decelerated moderately in 2003. Jorum and Crane glaciers accelerated twofold in early 2003 and threefold by the end of 2003. In contrast, Flask and Leppard glaciers, further south, did not accelerate as they… 
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