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Antarctic ice-sheet loss driven by basal melting of ice shelves
Pritchard, H.D.; Ligtenberg, S.R.M.; Fricker, H.A.; Vaughan, D.G.; van den Broeke, M.R.; Padman, L. (2012). Antarctic ice-sheet loss driven by basal melting of ice shelves. Nature (Lond.) 484(7395): 502-505. dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature10968
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
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Keywords
    Glaciers; Ice melting; Ice sheets; Ice shelves; Satellite altimetry; Sea level changes; Upwelling; Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula [gazetteer]; Marine

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  • Pritchard, H.D.
  • Ligtenberg, S.R.M.
  • Fricker, H.A., editor
  • Vaughan, D.G.
  • van den Broeke, M.R.
  • Padman, L.

Abstract
    Using satellite laser altimetry, basal melting of ice shelves is determined to be the main driver of Antarctic ice-sheet loss, with changing climate the likely cause.

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