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2010 Spike in Greenland Ice Loss Lifted Bedrock, GPS Reveals
December 9, 2011
An unusually hot melting season in 2010 accelerated ice loss in southern Greenland by 100 billion tons--and large portions of the island's bedrock rose an additional quarter of an inch in response.
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