08 October 1999
Vol 286, Issue 5438

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COVER Oblique aerial view of raised beaches along the Scott Coast, Antarctica. Ages and elevations of these beaches suggest that the final unloading of ice occurred about 7600 years ago. These data, coupled with other evidence from the southern Ross Sea Embayment, indicate Holocene (and perhaps ongoing) recession of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. See page 280 [Photo: G. Denton]