Retreat of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

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New evidence suggests that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is retreating more slowly and contributing less to rising global sea levels than scientists once thought. In fact, said researchers at a recent meeting, the sheet was still growing as recently as 8,000 years ago -- thousands of years after the most recent Ice Age.

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3 p. : col. ill.

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NASA December 27, 2000.

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New evidence suggests that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is retreating more slowly and contributing less to rising global sea levels than scientists once thought. In fact, said researchers at a recent meeting, the sheet was still growing as recently as 8,000 years ago -- thousands of years after the most recent Ice Age.

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3 p. : col. ill.

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The Environmental Policy Collection contains reports, policy documents, and media selected from local, statewide, national, and international organizations; government and private agencies; and scientific and research institutions. The collection also contains theses and dissertations relevant to environmental policy.

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  • December 27, 2000

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NASA. Retreat of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, text, December 27, 2000; Washington, DC. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11949/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .