Retreating Glacier Fronts on the Antarctic Peninsula over the Past Half-Century

  title={Retreating Glacier Fronts on the Antarctic Peninsula over the Past Half-Century},
  author={Alison J. Cook and Adrian J. Fox and David G. Vaughan and Jane G. Ferrigno},
  pages={541 - 544}
The continued retreat of ice shelves on the Antarctic Peninsula has been widely attributed to recent atmospheric warming, but there is little published work describing changes in glacier margin positions. We present trends in 244 marine glacier fronts on the peninsula and associated islands over the past 61 years. Of these glaciers, 87% have retreated and a clear boundary between mean advance and retreat has migrated progressively southward. The pattern is broadly compatible with retreat driven… 

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