Inland thinning of West Antarctic Ice Sheet steered along subglacial rifts

@article{Bingham2012InlandTO,
  title={Inland thinning of West Antarctic Ice Sheet steered along subglacial rifts},
  author={Robert G Bingham and Fausto Ferraccioli and Edward C. King and Robert D. Larter and Hamish D. Pritchard and Andrew M Smith and David G. Vaughan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={487},
  pages={468-471}
}
Current ice loss from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) accounts for about ten per cent of observed global sea-level rise. Losses are dominated by dynamic thinning, in which forcings by oceanic or atmospheric perturbations to the ice margin lead to an accelerated thinning of ice along the coastline. Although central to improving projections of future ice-sheet contributions to global sea-level rise, the incorporation of dynamic thinning into models has been restricted by lack of knowledge of… CONTINUE READING
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