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Beneath a floating ice shelf

Nature Geoscience volume 3, pages 450451 (2010) | Download Citation

Pine Island Glacier on West Antarctica's Amundsen Sea coast has experienced accelerating retreat over the past few decades. Oceanographic observations under the associated ice shelf show how changes in water flow and ice-cavity geometry have contributed to ice melting.

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  1. Christian Schoof is in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, 6339 Stores Road, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada.  cschoof@eos.ubc.ca

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