How Antarctica got its ice

  title={How Antarctica got its ice},
  author={C. Lear and D. Lunt},
  pages={34 - 35}
  • C. Lear, D. Lunt
  • Published 2016
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • A complex set of interactions caused the rapid growth of the Antarctic ice sheet 34 million years ago [Also see Report by Galeotti et al.] Ice sheets such as those on Greenland and Antarctica today not only respond to changing climate but can also cause climate to change. Their sizes have fluctuated substantially in the past. In particular, Antarctica was effectively ice-free until its ice cover began to expand rapidly at the Eocene-Oligocene boundary around 34 million years ago (see the figure… CONTINUE READING
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