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West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse is under way


May 12, 2014

a high-resolution map of the Thwaites Glacier's Models using detailed topographic maps show that the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has begun. Fast-moving Thwaites Glacier, which acts as a linchpin on the rest of the ice sheet, will likely disappear in a matter of centuries. Full Story

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University of Washington

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