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The G1X, a modified radio-controlled aircraft, returns from a flight in West Antarctica. Transformative Technology
Science / Ice and Snow
Thursday June 12, 2014

The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets has helped transform glaciological research over the last decade. Its radar systems have been instrumental in recent research that has shown that glaciers in West Antarctica's Amundsen Sea Embayment have reached a tipping point.
Icebergs drift off the Antarctic Peninsula. A new study found that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet began melting about 5,000 years earlier than previously thought. Unstable
Science / Ice and Snow
Thursday June 05, 2014

A new study has found that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet began melting about 5,000 years earlier than previously thought coming out of the last ice age. Shrinkage of the vast ice sheet accelerated during eight distinct episodes, causing rapid sea level rise.

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