PerspectiveClimate Change

Hitting the Ice Sheets Where It Hurts

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Science  24 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5768, pp. 1720-1721
DOI: 10.1126/science.1125226

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In both hemispheres, glacier discharge to the sea has increased markedly in recent years as warm water from intermediate depths is melting the floating ends of glaciers from below, accelerating them.