PerspectiveClimate Change

Ice Sheet Stability and Sea-Level Rise

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Science  30 Mar 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5820, pp. 1803-1804
DOI: 10.1126/science.1140766

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A wedge of sediments appears to stabilize the Whillans Ice Stream, suggesting that sea-level rise may not destabilize ice sheets as much as previously feared.