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West-side story of Antarctic ice

During the past five million years, the West Antarctic ice sheet has waxed and waned in size. A two-pronged reconstruction of that history provides clues to the ice sheet's future behaviour.

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Figure 1: The West Antarctic ice sheet.


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Huybrechts, P. West-side story of Antarctic ice. Nature 458, 295–296 (2009).

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