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Vulnerable ice in the Weddell Sea

Of the West Antarctic ice shelves, those in the Amundsen Sea sector have given the most cause for concern. Ocean modelling of the Weddell Sea region, together with a detailed survey of the ice bed morphology, indicates that this region, too, may change soon.

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Figure 1: Warm waters off West Antarctica.


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Humbert, A. Vulnerable ice in the Weddell Sea. Nature Geosci 5, 370–371 (2012).

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