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West Antarctic Ice Comes and Goes, Rapidly

March 18, 2009

modeled Antarctic ice sheet Climatologists from Penn State and the University of Massachusetts have modeled the past 5 million years of the West Antarctic ice sheet and found that the ice expanse changes rapidly and is most influenced by ocean temperatures near the continent. Full Story

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