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Ice streams waned as ice sheets shrank

It emerges that ice discharge from a major ice sheet did not increase rapidly at the end of the most recent ice age. The finding points to steady, not catastrophic, ice-sheet loss and sea-level rise on millennial timescales. See Letter p.322

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Figure 1: An Antarctic ice stream.

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Briner, J. Ice streams waned as ice sheets shrank. Nature 530, 287–288 (2016).

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