Glaciology: Getting thinner faster

  • Published 2009 in Nature

Abstract

Geophys. Res. Lett. 36, L17501 doi: 10.1029/2009LL039126 (2009) The rate of thinning of the Pine Island Glacier (pictured) — the largest stream of fast-moving ice on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet — quadrupled from 1995 to 2006. If the current rate of acceleration continues, the main trunk of the glacier could be afloat within 100 years. Using satellite radar… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/461450a

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