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Ice–sheet advance in Antarctica

Reliable forecasts of sea-level rise depend on accurately modelling the dynamics of polar ice sheets. A numerical framework that better reflects ice-sheet basal drag adds greater realism to such models.

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Figure 1: The Antarctic grounding line.

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Gillet-Chaulet, F., Durand, G. Ice–sheet advance in Antarctica. Nature 467, 794–795 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/467794a

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