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Current ice melt rate in Pine Island Glacier may go on for decades

The Pine Island Glacier, a major outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, has been undergoing rapid melting and retreating for the past two decades. But new research by an international team including researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows that this same glacier also experienced rapid thinning about 8,000 years ago.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/dln…

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