The environment and evolution of the West Antarctic ice sheet: setting the stage.

@article{Bindschadler2006TheEA,
  title={The environment and evolution of the West Antarctic ice sheet: setting the stage.},
  author={Robert Bindschadler},
  journal={Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={364 1844},
  pages={1583-605}
}
The West Antarctic ice sheet is the last ice sheet of the type cradled in a warm, marine geologic basin. Its perimeter stretches into the surrounding seas allowing warmer ocean waters to reach the undersides of its floating ice shelves and its relatively low surface elevation permits snow-carrying storms to extend well into its interior. This special environment has given rise to theories of impending collapse and for the past quarter-century has challenged researchers who seek a quantitative… CONTINUE READING

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