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How Antarctic ice retreats


New records of iceberg-rafted debris from the Scotia Sea reveal episodic retreat of the Antarctic Ice Sheet since the peak of the last glacial period, in step with changes in climate and global sea level. See Letter p.134

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Figure 1: Iceberg-rafted debris from marine sediment offshore of Porpoise Bay, East Antarctica.

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Williams, T. How Antarctic ice retreats. Nature 510, 39–40 (2014).

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