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A Bit of Icy Antarctica Is Sliding Toward the Sea

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Science  24 Sep 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5692, pp. 1897
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5692.1897

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The latest gauging of West Antarctic glaciers, reported online this week in Science (, confirms that when the ocean eats at one end of a glacier, it can draw far-distant ice toward the sea, with potentially dangerous consequences.