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Ice-sheet history revealed by fossils

Microscopic fossils show that, from 10,400 to 7,500 years ago, upwelling of a water mass called Circumpolar Deep Water destabilized Antarctic ice shelves — a finding that advances our understanding of ice-sheet retreat. See Article p.43

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Figure 1: A mechanism for ice-sheet retreat.


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Hertzberg, J. Ice-sheet history revealed by fossils. Nature 547, 35–36 (2017).

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