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Tahitian record suggests Antarctic collapse

The exact origin, timing and amplitude of a rapid period of sea-level rise known as meltwater pulse 1A, about 14,500 years ago, have remained unclear. An analysis of coral samples from Tahiti delivers some answers. See Article p.559

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Figure 1: Sea-level fingerprints of meltwater pulse 1A (MWP-1A).



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Kopp, R. Tahitian record suggests Antarctic collapse. Nature 483, 549–550 (2012).

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