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Small glacier has big effect on sea-level rise

Models of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet predict substantial ice loss over the next few centuries — and that a glacier expected to contribute greatly to sea-level rise may already be unstable.

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Figure 1: The Antarctic ice sheet.


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Gomez, N. Small glacier has big effect on sea-level rise. Nature 526, 510–511 (2015).

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