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Nature Geoscience volume 1, pages 809816 (2008) | Download Citation

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Glaciologists have speculated that subglacial floods might lead to increased ice flow rates, altering Antarctica's mass balance and contribution to sea-level rise. Now, observations from Byrd Glacier in East Antarctica firmly link a subglacial flood to a 10% speed up of the glacier.

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  1. Helen Amanda Fricker is at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California 92037, USA.  hafricker@ucsd.edu

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