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Sliding to sea

Nature Geoscience volume 3, pages 385386 (2010) | Download Citation

Greenland's ice sheet does not look like an alpine glacier. However, it behaves like one in the way its meltwater lubricates basal motion, suggesting that projections of sea-level change will require unified knowledge of basal processes in glaciers and ice sheets.

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  1. Byron R. Parizek is at Penn State DuBois, College Place, DuBois, Pennsylvania 15801, USA.  parizek@psu.edu

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