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What links the retreat of Jakobshavn Isbrae, Wilkins Ice Shelf and the Petermann Glacier?

Guest commentary from Mauri Pelto Changes occurring in marine terminating outlet glaciers of the Greenland Ice Sheet and ice shelves fringing the Antarctic Peninsula have altered our sense of the possible rate of response of large ice sheet-ice shelf systems. There is a shared mechanism at work that has emerged from the detailed observations of [...]
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Ice hockey

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : RealClimate (2 years ago)

Eric Steig It is well known that ice shelves on the Antarctic Peninsula have collapsed on several occasions in the last couple of decades, that ice shelves in West Antarctica are thinning rapidly, and that the large outlet glaciers ... Read Post

Ice shelves disappearing on Antarctic peninsula: Glacier retreat and sea level rise are possible consequences

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 years ago)

Ice shelves are retreating in the southern section of the Antarctic Peninsula due to climate change, according to new research by the U.S. Geological Survey. This could result in glacier retreat and sea-level rise if warming continu... Read Post

Is Pine Island Glacier the Weak Underbelly of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet?

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : RealClimate (5 years ago)

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