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West Antarctic Ice Sheet May Be A Smaller Source Of Current Sea-Level Rise

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December 28, 2000
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center--EOS Project Science Office
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The West Antarctic Ice Sheet’s contribution to global sea-level rise may be much slower today than it was in the past. New evidence indicates that the size of the ice sheet thousands of years ago has been overestimated and the ice sheet may not have been as big or as steady a source of sea-level rise as scientists thought.

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet’s contribution to global sea-level rise may be much slower today than it was in the past. New evidence indicates that the size of the ice sheet thousands of years ago has been overestimated and the ice sheet may not have been as big or as steady a source of sea-level rise as scientists thought.


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center--EOS Project Science Office. "West Antarctic Ice Sheet May Be A Smaller Source Of Current Sea-Level Rise." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 28 December 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001218073333.htm>.
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center--EOS Project Science Office. (2000, December 28). West Antarctic Ice Sheet May Be A Smaller Source Of Current Sea-Level Rise. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001218073333.htm
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