East Antarctica’s Achilles heel

The East Antarctic ice sheet is believed to be Earth's most stable ice sheet. Changes in geochemical composition of offshore sediments suggest that its margin repeatedly retreated by at least 350–550 kilometres inland between 5.3 and 3.3 million years ago.

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Hillenbrand, Claus-Dieter

On this site: Claus-Dieter Hillenbrand
Date:
21 July, 2013
Journal/Source:
Nature Geoscience / 6
Page(s):
680-681
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1897