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A great Arctic ice shelf

Newly mapped features on the floor of the Arctic Ocean suggest that the Arctic basin was once covered by a one-kilometre-thick, flowing ice shelf derived from large ice sheets in eastern Siberia, Arctic Canada and the Barents Sea.

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Figure 1: Sketch of an ancient ice shelf across the Arctic Ocean.


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Domack, E. A great Arctic ice shelf. Nature 530, 163–164 (2016).

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