Isostatic equilibrium grounding line between the West Antarctic inland ice sheet and the Ross Ice Shelf

@article{Greischar1980IsostaticEG,
  title={Isostatic equilibrium grounding line between the West Antarctic inland ice sheet and the Ross Ice Shelf},
  author={Larry L. Greischar and Charles R. Bentley},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1980},
  volume={283},
  pages={651-654}
}
The Ross Ice Shelf is widely believed to be a Holocene feature, that is, during the late Pleistocene the inland (grounded) ice sheet extended out nearly to the continental shelf break in the Ross Sea, and retreated to its present position between 5,000 and 10,000 yr BP. If so, and if the grounded ice sheet remained in that position for at least 10,000 yr, then a sea floor uplift of the order of 100 m is still to be expected in the grid western part of the Ross Ice Shelf. Even for a smaller and… CONTINUE READING

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